Monday, December 05, 2011

Factory workers test labour freedoms

1 December 2011
Factory workers in Burma have become the first to test the limits of labour freedoms 
in the country following new laws that allow union formation for the first time 
in nearly half a century.
An application was last week handed to the labour ministry in Naypyidaw for the 
creation of a Cotton and Leather Factory Labourers’ Union. The ministry needs to
approve the formation of unions before they are made official.