Workers at Myanmar Coffee-mix Factory Stalled in Dispute With Management

Protesting Myanmar workers at a coffee-mix factory in the Yangon region are locked in a stalemate with management over wages and other contract terms after representatives from the two sides met for talks on Tuesday, a leader of a workers’ organization said. Representatives for 700 of the Premier brand factory’s total 900 workers and management […]

Myanmar workers may gain from Thai basic wage hike

The Thai tripartite committee, which includes employers, workers and government representatives in Thailand decided on January 17 to add from 5 to 22 baht to the minimum wage, according to the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) Thursday. “Thailand has no due date for raising salaries. It used to raise wages to reflect the current commodity […]

Thailand: Myanmar workers fight defamation charges in chicken farm case

A group of migrant workers from Myanmar have pledged to fight a landmark case after they were charged in court Wednesday with criminal defamation for accusing a chicken farm that supplies the European Union of mistreatment and labour abuses. The case was triggered by a complaint the 14 workers filed to Thailand’s National Human Rights […]

Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

MYAWADDY, Myanmar: With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law that hardens […]