Garment industry scores foreign investment despite worker unrest

A new batch of foreign companies will invest a collective USD 24 million to make garments and bags in Yangon. According to the Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC), ten companies from Myanmar as well as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Estonia will

New protest marks ongoing garment industry unrest

Garment workers marched to Yangon City Hall on Tuesday in the latest episode of the labor rights saga within Myanmar’s garment industry. The workers from three foreign-owned factories took to the streets after the sacking of workers union leade
Garment workers

Union org to propose minimum wage hike

A year of strikes and labor tensions may result in a rise in the national minimum wage. The Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) has said that it will propose raising the minimum wage at this year’s meeting of the National Committe

Garment tycoons optimistic despite strike

Myanmar’s garment industry is on track to meet its goal of USD 10 billion in exports by 2024, according to the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA). The statement comes despite ongoing strikes and protests from garment workers. The
Trade unions to push for increase of minimum wage

Trade unions to push for increase of minimum wage

The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM) is bringing a proposal to raise the minimum wage from 4,800 kyats (USD 3.19) to 7,200 kyats per day (900 kyats per hour for an eight-hour work day) to the National Committee for the Minimum Wage. In