On May 31st, three members of the Federation of Trade Unions – Burma (FTUB) arrived in Geneva to attend the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) 100th Session of the International Labor Conference. FTUB Vice President U Than Lwin, General Secretary U Maung Maung, and Regional Secretary U Zarni Thwe will attend the conference, where they will ask for an ILO Commission of Inquiry into violations of the freedom of association in Burma. The delegation will also discuss workers’ rights violations in Burma.
The FTUB is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the world’s largest trade union with over 175 million members workers in 157 countries. The FTUB is currently working on issues of forced labor, and the continual denial of freedom of association in Burma. It has been presenting claims of works’ rights violations before the ITUC since 1992.