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    ILO Myanmar Commission of Inquiry finds far-reaching violations of freedom of association and forced labour Conventions

    04 October 2023

    The Commission of Inquiry urges the Myanmar military authorities to immediately cease all forms of violence, torture and other inhumane treatment against trade unionists, and to end all forms of forced or compulsory labour.

  2. Survey highlights job termination levels and income security challenges in Myanmar

    11 August 2023

    Voluntarily and involuntarily job terminations seen to increase since March 2020 with few dismissed workers receiving statutory severance pay.

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    Myanmar labour market remains fragile in challenging conditions

    27 July 2023

    Labour market metrics including employment levels, job quality and productivity continue to decline with women workers particularly hard hit.

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    ILO urges the Myanmar military authorities to immediately release Thet Hnin Aung, General Secretary of MICS-TUsF

    12 July 2023

    Following his release from prison, Thet Hnin Aung was rearrested and his whereabouts remain unknown.

  5. Children paying a high price for engaging in work in Myanmar

    30 June 2023

    Survey reveals poverty a main driver of child labour in Yangon Region, Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State with dangerous work and long hours common.

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    ILO Myanmar calls for concerted actions to promote social justice in the fight against child labour

    12 June 2023

    Urgent action needed to help the more than one million children trapped in child labour in Myanmar due to poverty and crises.

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    ILO welcomes ASEAN Declaration protecting migrant workers and families in crisis situations

    22 May 2023

    The Declaration is an important step towards reducing vulnerability and enhancing welfare of migrant workers in the region.

  8. Ensuring Safety and Health for All Workers in Myanmar: A Fundamental Right

    27 April 2023

    In marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the ILO calls for increased efforts in workplaces to cultivate a safe and healthy working environment.

  9. Australian Minister visits ILO Migrant Worker Resource Center

    26 April 2023

    Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Giles MP, met with migrant workers and support providers in the Mae Sot District, Tak Province.

  10. Australian Ambassador to ASEAN meets migrant workers and support providers in Thailand

    18 April 2023

    A visit to the Migrant Resource Centre, supported by the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, provided an opportunity to speak with migrant workers and the organizations providing support.