Bill committee rejects prison time for employers who break labour law

who break labour law The bill committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) has submitted a draft Labour Dispute Law to parliament that excludes a provision for imprisonment of employers who break the law. According to the committee, the imprisonment penalty was not included in the proposal, as it was feared it could adversely affect […]

Rakhine and wage issues weigh on Myanmar Garment Industry

  Rakhine and wage issues weigh on Myanmar Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the on-going issue in the Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest shadows on the horizon. The garment sector is a jewel in newly-democratic Myanmar’s export crown; now the second largest revenue earner after natural gas. Yet all too often […]

Amended Labour Law Likely to Impact on the Country’s Economy

A panel discussion was held on the 14th of July, under the name of; Implications of Business Related Law: Impact on Investment and Economic Development. It was held at Amyothar Hluttaw (upper house), of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (The Assembly of Union). The aim of this meeting was to discuss and dispute an increasing of fines, […]

With Launch of Shwe Job App, Education on Factory Workers’ Rights Goes Digital

“Shwe Job”, a smart­phone app which aims to raises aware­ness on the rights of fac­tory workers and promote health and safety in the industrial workplace, was released on International Worker’s Day on May 1. The app, developed by the EU backed SMART Myanmar and GIZ, con­sists of stories, illustrations and voiceovers designed to raise awareness […]

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 […]

Taiwan turns to Myanmar to fill labour shortage

As Indonesia has decided to gradually stop sending domestic workers overseas, Taiwan is looking to Myanmar to fill the gap. TAIPEI: Taiwan may soon face a labour shortage, after Indonesia decided to gradually stop sending domestic workers overseas. The city is now looking to Myanmar to fill the gap. Most of the migrant workers are […]