Migrant worker agencies to be graded on adherence to labour standards

A committee will be formed to prevent abuses by and protect migrant workers against unscrupulous overseas employment agencies, according to the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation. Committee members will include a representative from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, an anti-trafficking police officer, a legal expert, a labour expert, a representative from overseas employment […]

Garment code to boost buyers’ confidence

Garment industry manufacturers met with European Union company representatives on March 24 to talk over enacting an apparel industry Code of Conduct, a social compliance step that could placate international buyers. The roundtable discussion came as part of a weeklong study mission by an EU trade delegation of 16 brands, a press release said. Members […]

Myanmar garment industry gets ‘Code of Conduct’

The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association has published the country’s first ever Code of Conduct, in a move that aims to set out responsible and ethical business practices for its growing apparel industry, reports Just Style magazine on February 2. MGMA, which represents around 300 member companies, drafted the code that was released on February 2 […]