Thousands of workers face financial difficulty in Bago

The closure of 47 factories in Bago Region until October 11 will cause financial problems for tens of thousands of workers according to Ma Honey, chair of the Bago textile labour union and representative of the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar. “All work has been suspended. Workers are usually paid on the fifth of […]

Clothing Factories Forced to Close in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region After COVID-19 Cases

Pathein, Ayeyarwady Region — Ayeyarwady Region’s COVID-19 committee has ordered all garment factories to close for two weeks after four employees tested positive for coronavirus at two factories in the regional capital. The two factories in Pathein Industrial Zone, one of which has around 700 employees and the other with over 2,000, were found to […]

Cambodian PM: Closure of factories, lay-offs not linked to EBA

The Phnom Penh Post/ANN – Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated that any factory closure or mass lay-offs in the upcoming months would not be a consequence of losing the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme. Speaking during a groundbreaking ceremony for stretches of national roads 2 and 22, Hun Sen said a few […]