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Hundreds jobless as Adidas supplier shuts down amid dispute

A YANGON factory that supplies footwear to global sportswear giant Adidas has shut down after refusing to comply with an Arbitration Council ruling to reinstate a sacked workplace union member, leaving more than 700 workers jobless. The decision by the Shyang Jhuo Yue Co Ltd shoe factory to lock out its workers is in breach […]

Agreement reached on amendment of labour laws

Government representatives have agreed with factory owners and workers to amend labour laws and review standard terms in employment contracts, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Securities, The Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 29 September. U Win Shein, the Director-General of the Factories and General Labour Law Inspection Department told […]