Proposed minimum wage gains traction with employers

After initial rejection and amid some continued reluctance, most employers are now ready to accept the K3600 a day minimum wage, provided a few conditions are met, the Ministry of Labour said. During a meeting on July 25 with employers who had objected to the government-proposed minimum and demanded instead to pay only a K2500 […]

Government plans housing for 16,000 factory workers

The government is planning a housing rental project for 16,000 factory workers from Hlaing Tharyar and Shwe Pyi Thar industrial zones, according to Daw Win Maw Tun, deputy minister for labour, in the first such move to support the private sector. The housing will be dormitory-style for single men and women, with the intention to […]

Gov’t Sues Firms for Violating Holiday Law; Minister Pledges Better Protection for Labourers

Deputy Union Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Daw Win Maw Tun pledged to improve labour rights in Myanmar, only days after the ministry sued companies for not giving employees the day off on July 19, a public holiday. At a parliament session, Daw Win Maw Tun vowed to protect the rights of workers […]