Agencies set to send factory workers to Singapore again

Some of Myanmar overseas employment agencies have started preparing to send workers to electronics factories in Singapore, without charging agency fees, weeks after the government lifted a ban on sending workers to the island-state. An executive of the Hnin Oo Wai Overseas Employment Agency said that the company is negotiating with a Singapore electronics factory […]

Garment Factory agrees to pay salary, compensation to over 700 workers after negotiation

Blue Moon Garment Factory in Kyansittha Street in Shwelinban Industrial Zone in Hlinethaya Township, Yangon Region, has agreed to pay salaries and compensation for factory shutdown to over 700 workers after selling off the factory property, said factory workers. The agreement came after a tripartite meeting between the Yangon Region government led by Chief Minister […]

Local and foreign investors invited to No.21 Heavy Industry (Thaton)

No.21 Heavy Industry (Thaton) of the Ministry of Industry in Thaton Township, Mon State, will go into partnership with local and foreign entrepreneurs, according to ministry sources. Interested local and foreign companies are invited and to send an expression of interest (EOI) to the management section of No.2 Heavy Industry under the Ministry of Industry. […]

Dilemma on minimum wages could lead to better productivity

Concern is rising among employers over demands that the minimum wage be raised to K4,800- K6,600 ($4-$5.20) per day from K3,600 per day currently. That’s a potential increase in wages of more than 80 percent, a move which, if implemented, could put many companies out of business. The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM), […]

Striking Myanmar factory workers seek to double overtime pay

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 4,000 workers are striking at clothing factories outside Yangon, demanding that their overtime pay of 17 cents an hour be doubled. The workers at plants in two industrial zones vow to camp outside their factories unless employers meet their demand, claiming they cannot live on pay amounting to 80,000 kyats […]