Controversy Breaks Out over Hansae’s Exploitation of Laborers in Myanmar, Vietnam

Last month, international labor rights advocacy groups announced in their reports that a number of human rights abuses were being carried out at factories operated by Hansae Co. in Vietnam. According to foreign news wires, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) which are international labor and human rights consortiums announced […]

Camera factory workers strike over allowance

Workers at a camera lens factory in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, walked off the job because they say the introduction of the minimum wage has led to their pay being cut. The strike is the latest in which workers say factory owners have responded to the minimum wage law by apparently cutting allowances […]

Striking bus drivers back behind the wheel – for now

The drivers were cajoled back onto their buses by owners, but many said they would launch further strikes unless fines are lowered from the new minimum figure of K30,000. However, some bus lines, including 235, which runs from North Dagon to Sule Pagoda, were still not operating yesterday, with buses remaining parked in their assembly […]