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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

Labour Ministry withdraws Licenses of over 40 Job Agencies

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has withdrawn the licenses of over 40 employment agencies during the past three years, it said in a statement.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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