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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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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