Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Talks fail as Rangoon strikers push on

14 February 2012
Employers have refused to budge on demands made by workers at 
a shoe factory in Rangoon whose strike, now in its second week, has 
once again drawn attention to poor labour conditions in Burma.
Officials from the government’s labour department yesterday attempted
to mediate between strikers and the owners of the Taiyi shoe factory. 
Around 2,000 people have halted work in protest at low salaries and wages 
deducted during the five-day Chinese New Year holiday in January, which 
employees say they were forced to take against their will.

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