Labour disputes in the garment industry, a main driver of Myanmar’s growing exports, have had a serious impact on orders from abroad and risk scaring away foreign investors, according to South Korean officials and sector representatives. Disputes over workers’ demand for higher wages affected output at two South Korean factories and three Chinese-owned enterprises in […]
Two years after the government passed a law to set a minimum wage, it still has not come into existence.
The issue has been a source of tension particularly in the garment industry, with a number of strikes so far this year revolving around issues of wages and overtime. Yet experts say it has been a difficult process to put a minimum wage into place, with the topic more complex than it first appears. “We […]
U Myo Aung, Director-General of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare, told Mizzima that it is hard to estimate when the new minimum wage for Myanmar workers will be announced. “We are working hard to get this task completed, as establishing a new minimum wage is highly important,” he said. “Each job [that […]