myanmar - Employment & Labour Law

Workplace Dialogue Key to prevent Disputes

Workplace dialogue is essential to prevent disputes and promote industrial relations, experts said at a recent seminar, which will improve a company’s productivity.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan

The cabinet’s Education, Health and Human Resources Development Committee has allowed the employment agencies to send caregivers to Japan for its elderly, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law

The bill committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) has submitted a draft Labour Dispute Law to parliament that excludes a provision for imprisonment of employers who break the law.
Date: 29 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays

Myanmar’s minimum wage, which is revised once every two years, applies to all regions and states of the country and all sectors and businesses, except small and family-run businesses with fewer than 10 employees. In theory, management bodies of Special Economic Zones can also table a different rate for the National Committee for Minimum Wage ...
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Garment Workers fired for not signing Employment Contract

Ninety-seven garment workers in Mandalay Region were sacked by their employers for refusing to sign a government contract, which they deemed as disadvantageous to the employees, a union leader said Sunday.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Law may add Prison Term for Employer Violations

The Settlement of Labour Disputes Law will likely be amended to add prison penalties in the next parliament session, said an official of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) Bill Committee on Monday.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers to take Employer to Court

The employees of a tissue factory in Pyigyitagun township, Mandalay Region, will take their employer to court over what they say are violations of their employment contract.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers seek Creation of Labour Courts Nationwide

The Myanmar Industries Craft & Services Trade Unions Federation has demanded the establishment of labour courts in the country to facilitate and hasten resolution of labour disputes.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Group decries Country’s Record on Unions, Worker Rights

Myanmar is among 24 countries that have very bad records on supporting labour unions and the right of workers to form unions, officials of the Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar said.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Thai Government pledges 700 Jobs for Unemployed Myanmar

Thailand’s Labour Department and Myanmar embassy officials will provide employment for about 700 Myanmar workers who lost their jobs after the factory that employed them was forced to shut down for environmental reasons.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers to raise Myanmar Labour Laws at ILO Meeting

The Confederation of Trade Union Myanmar (CTUM) will study the experiences of worker organisations in other countries to strengthen labour laws and increase protection for Myanmar’s workers at the International Labour Conference, which started Monday.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers call for Passage of New Occupational Safety Law

Workers and labour advocacy groups are calling for the immediate passage of the new Occupational Safety and Health Law, which has been under discussion in parliament committee for over six years now.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

House okays Higher Pension for Veterans

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to increase the monthly pension of senior veterans.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government makes it Official: Basic wage is K4800

Government ratified on Monday the new daily minimum wage K4800 (US$3.60) or K600 per hour for an eight-hour day after a nearly four-month delay since the National Tripartite Committee made the recommendation in January. U Nyunt Win, spokesman of the  Labour, Immigration and Population Ministry, said the new minimum wage took effect on Mon ...
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Activists, Experts see No Improvement in Labour Rights

Labour activists on Thursday criticised Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government for its failure to improve labour rights in the country two years after it gained power.
Date: 11 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government drafting Policy on exporting Maids

The Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is currently drafting a policy regarding sending Myanmar workers abroad, Minister U Thein Swe told The Myanmar Times on International Labour Day on Tuesday.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to cooperate with ILO on Work Safety, Health for Young

The government, along with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other partner organisations, will focus on programmes that will ensure the safety and health of the country’s young workers, who are considered more vulnerable than adult workers to occupational injuries.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Draft Health and Occupational Safety Law submitted to Hluttaw

The draft of the Health and Occupational Safety Law written by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has been submitted to the Hluttaw, said Minister U Thein Swe.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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