Labour representatives on a key employment disputes resolution body should be elected by workers themselves, Mandalay union representatives are insisting. They are protesting against a decision to reselect members of the local Arbitration Council who, they say, were not properly elected.
Humbled at the ballot box more than nine months ago, the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party convenes its convention today with senior members promising both big changes and more of the same as the party eyes a 2020 comeback.
Thanks but no thanks, the Myanmar government may be preparing to say to a major Chinese lender.
As controversy continues to swirl around allegations that the Myanmar government was condoning the “legal trafficking” of migrant workers to overseas jobs, it has emerged that more than 100 employment agencies have signed up to a new code of conduct.
Kayah State-based political parties have rejected an invitation to next week’s 21st-century Panglong Conference, expressing dissatisfaction at the meagre representational quota they have been granted as unsuccessful contestants in last year’s election.
Women's rights groups are demanding action at the highest levels after a recent acid attack in Mon State. A 23-year old woman, who has not been named, was attacked by her ex-boyfriend with a corrosive substance on May 22.