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MYANMAR #BURMA #WORKER #demonstration #calls for #union, #salary #raises

February 10, 2015

10./2/2015 More than 3,000 manual labourers from five garment factories in Shwe Pyi Tha Industrial Zone held a demonstration on Monday morning calling for the formation of a labour union and salary raises. The procession marched around the five facilities – Ford Glory Garment, Han Jen Textile and Garment, Costes International Co Ltd, E Land Myanmar Garment and Red Stone Garment. The protestors held placards that read ‘Salary is vital’ and ‘Foreign business owners must respect local laws.’ They called for labour rights and an end to discrimination against workers. “We just asked for our rights. The demonstrators have long been sitting [protest] camps in front of the factories they work for. But we still see no sign of negotiation,” said an employee from Ford Glory Garment. The protestors also expressed their will to organise a union to help resolve labour disputes. ELEVEN MEDIA photocredit by activists Naing Zaw –HAN JEN, FORD GLORY, RED STONE. E.Land Myanmar. COSTEC စက္ရံုအလုပ္သမားမ်ား သပိတ္စစ္ေက်ာင္း FORD GLORY သပိတ္စခန္းေရာက္ရွိ

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