South Korea plans to employ more Myanmar workers in 2018

South Korea is planning to employ over 10,000 Myanmar workers for their factories in this year, according to Government Overseas Employment Agency under Labour Department. Myanmar workers are working in construction, production, agriculture and livestock sectors since 2011 and up to over 30,000 workers are currently working in South Korea. “South Korea allowed over 4,000 […]

Settlement, Apology Ends Strike at Slipper Factory

Some 600 disgruntled workers at the Myanmar DYC slipper factory in Mingaladon township ended their strike yesterday, after labour officials mediated a settlement and a Korean supervisor of the operation apologised for allegedly abusive conduct, according to the workers and a factory official. “We all made a contract agreement to obey nine points. We also […]

Yangon garment workers protest for better pay, conditions

More than 2,000 workers from four garment factories in Shwepyithar Township in Yangon marched on the streets in their township to call for salary increases and better working conditions on February 9. Activists supporting the welfare of the workers said they will intensify their sit-in protests if employers fail to agree to the demands of […]