myanmar - Employment & Labour Law

80 Employment Agencies snub Labour Export Code

Some 80 local employment agencies have yet to sign the Myanmar Oversea Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) code of conduct that defines their responsibilities toward the workers they send abroad, amid accusations of human trafficking.
Date: 26 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Basic Wage may take effect in April

The National Minimum Wage Council has sought the approval of the president for the new minimum wage of K4800 (US$3.60) per day to be enforced starting in April, a member of the committee told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 19 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Caution urged on Labour Disputes

Problems between employers and employees at factories in Yangon Region have to be handled prudently, and employers should not demand that the government crack down on labour protests, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said Wednesday.
Date: 09 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government sets New Daily Minimum Wage at K4800

The National Committee for the Minimum Wage on Monday set the country’s daily minimum wage at K4800 (US$ 3.60) or K600 per hour for an eight-hour day despite objections from both labour and employers.
Date: 06 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Coca-Cola compensates Retrenched Workers

Coca-Cola Pinya Beverages Myanmar Ltd (CCPBM) and its sacked transportation workers have reached a settlement to resolve their dispute, one of the workers told The Myanmar Times on Sunday.
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Striking Garment Workers return to work after Deal

Nearly 200 garment factory workers on Wednesday returned to work after the management agreed to fulfill some of their demands, worker leaders and factory executives told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Handbook for employing PWD inviting Comments

The deadline for comments on the draft handbook for employers on employing People With Disabilities (PWD), a joint initiative between Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and the Association for Aid and Relief - Japan (AAR Japan), is February 9. The draft is available on MCRB’s website in English and Myanmar. Once final ...
Date: 01 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

National Wage Panel approves K4800 Minimum Wage

The National Committee for Minimum Wage on Tuesday decided to set the basic daily salary of workers at K4800 or K600 per hour. According to the announcement, any suggestions or objections to the stipulated rate can be forwarded to relevant state and regional committees dealing with the issue. The national committee will set the final figu ...
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

33 Thai Employment Agencies banned

The Labour Department has blacklisted 33 Thai employment agencies and nine persons for failing to cooperate with the Myanmar government in protecting workers they sent to the kingdom, a senior official told The Myanmar Times on Monday.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Dilemma on Minimum Wages could lead to Better Productivity

Concern is rising among employers over demands that the minimum wage be raised to K4,800- K6,600 ($4-$5.20) per day from K3,600 per day currently. That’s a potential increase in wages of more than 80 percent, a move which, if implemented, could put many companies out of business.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Ministry wants Minimum Wage between K4000 and K4800

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population proposes the new daily minimum wage to be set between K4000 and K4800 for workers nationwide, Union Minister U Thein Swe said on Monday.
Date: 04 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Overview of New Myanmar Labour Law Guide

Legislations and rules related to labour and employment in Myanmar have been brought under one single framework by a United Nations agency, summarising major issues ranging from minimum wage, public holidays, medical leave to child employment.
Date: 02 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon Panel favours Minimum Wage of K4400-K6400

Yangon Region’s minimum wage committee will propose a range of K4400 to K6400 a day to the national minimum wage panel in the first week of October, according to a regional committee member.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Sit-in Protesters sued under Section 505(b)

Five laymen and eight monks, who led a sit-in protest camp in Mandalay, have been charged under Section 505 of the Penal Code for conducing public mischief, Mandalay Region authorities said.
Date: 07 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Workers seek Minimum Wage Hike amid delay in Government Review

Workers in the country are seeking an increase in the minimum wage amid a rise in the prices of basic commodities and services as the government review of the current wage faces delays.
Date: 03 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Thai Employers force Illegal Workers to pay Brokers for IDs

Illegal migrants in Thailand are compelled by their employers to shoulder the broker’s fee of up to 10,000 baht (K407,311) in applying for a Certificate of Identity (CI) as well as work and visa permits, Myanmar migrants rights groups in Thailand said.
Date: 31 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Govt to punish Agencies sending Workers abroad Illegally

The government will revoke the licences of labour recruitment agencies that are sending domestic workers illegally for employment abroad, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe warned on Monday.
Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar Workers with Pink Cards told to get ‘Ticket of Leave’

Myanmar workers holding temporary work permits are being advised to seek approval from labour authorities before leaving their designated areas for nationality verification.
Date: 12 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ban lifted on going to Malaysia for Work

Myanmar has lifted a six-month ban on sending workers to Malaysia, a senior labour official said, as the country struggles with influx of tens of thousands of returning migrants from neighbouring Thailand.
Date: 05 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar Disabled to get more Jobs, Protection Law soon

Disabled people can look forward to more job openings and other opportunities, Dr Win Myat Aye, minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said.
Date: 15 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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