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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

MP proposes better Deal for Nurses

A MOTION to improve working conditions and promotions for the nursing profession has been submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw.
Date: 09 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Job Agencies appeal Ban on Workers going to Malaysia

The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) appealed to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population last week to allow it to send 8000 Myanmar workers to employers in Malaysia.
Date: 06 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

No jail time for Labour Law Violations: UMFCCI

The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) is requesting government officials remove imprisonment sentences from labour laws, a UMFCCI’s official said on May 31 at their workshop.
Date: 02 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Labour Ministry reviewing Agencies Deposit Fee Order

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is now reviewing its deposit fee order for overseas employment agencies, according to an official in charge of migration at the ministry.
Date: 09 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Departing Lawyer urged NLD Government to get their Acts together

ERIC Rose from Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited (HRMR), the Myanmar affiliate of New York-based Herzfeld & Rubin PC (H&R), attributed his exit to the combination of government inaction, the Rakhine crisis, remaining US financial sanctions and the suspension of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA), which he alluded to as a “three-legged stool”.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Court Staff involved in Corruption: Committee

Low-rankING court officers have been accused of misusing judges’ names to solicit bribes, which is damaging the integrity of the courts, said U Myint Lwin, chair of the Examination Committee at the Yangon regional Hluttaw.

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Lawyers mark One Year since U Ko Ni’s Death

Lawyer groups marked the first anniversary of U Ko Ni’s assassination on Sunday with a call for the swift punishment of his accused murderers.

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Myanmar, Denmark launch New SME Fund

The Embassy of Denmark in Yangon and Department of SME Development under the Ministry of Industry on Thursday launched a Responsible Business Fund aimed at improving the productivity and competitiveness of Myanmar Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

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Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

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Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

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ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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