Employers Organizations

New Employers Organization Department (EOD) of the Union of Myanmar Federation of New Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI)

With technical assistance from ILO’s Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP), the new Department will provide services in labour and industrial relations for company members

News | 28 July 2019
More than 500 businesspersons from Myanmar attended the event on 27 July 2019 together with a large delegation of international community.
A group of seven professional lawyers and specialists on labour issues composes the new Employers Organizations Department of UMFCCI. They will support UMFCCI management in conducting evidence-based advocacy to strategically position employers’ views and contribute to the development of effective labour laws. In addition, this Department will provide a number of services for company members including a hot line for information, advisory desk, on-site assistance in case of labour disputes, a biannual training calendar with more than 30 different trainings, labour audit service and occupational safety and health (OSH) services.
The Deputy Minister for Finance and Planning U Set Aung inaugurated the event “We are living a complex transition from a different system into a market economy system. For this reason, employers have to first unlearn, then understand and learn the new context. These new labour services will be instrumental for this change of mentality”.
The ILO Yangon Acting Liaison Officer, Piyamal Pichaiwongse emphasized the importance of the occasion “This is an historical day: UMFCCI is willing to invest energy and resources and actively contribute to the development of sound industrial relations system. And the employers’ community is showing great interest given the number of today attendees”.
UMFCCI President, U Zaw Min Win duly recognized the fundamental support of the ILO in the EOD restructuring process “We are profoundly grateful to the ILO, and particularly to ACTEMP, who supported us in the last years to shape the Employers Organizations Department strategy, define its value proposition and provided capacity building to staff. We are now ready to embark in this new adventure!”
Earlier this year in June, as part of this process, in which UMFCCI, with ILO support, extended its mandate to include labour and industrial relation matters, UMFCCI joined the International Organisation of Employers