News and articles

2018

  1. ILO Lab opens up to promote sound industrial relations in the Myanmar garment sector

    22 July 2018

    A group of Myanmar practitioners of labour relations representing the government, workers’ and employers’ organizations, participated in the first session of the ILO’s Industrial Relations Lab (MIR Lab) which focusses on strengthening knowledge and awareness on systems and practices for sound industrial relations through social dialogue in the Myanmar’s garment sector.

  2. ILO trains Myanmar’s officials to promote safer labour migration

    16 July 2018

    Migrant workers comprise one fifth of Myanmar labour force. Their skills and remittances contribute significantly to the country’s development. However, every year too many migrant workers are exploited by unscrupulous brokers. The ILO assists Myanmar government in promoting safer labour migration and decent work at destination.

  3. Myanmar ginger farmers trained on safer and healthier practices

    06 July 2018

    A group of 35 ginger famers and government officials from Myanmar’s Shan State received a week-long training to help reduce the health risks associated with their workplace and improve their agricultural practices.

  4. ILO: Women do 4 times more unpaid care work than men in Asia and the Pacific

    27 June 2018

    New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand for care and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women. ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis.

  5. Myanmar: too many children still in hazardous and unsafe forms of work

    12 June 2018

    Some 600,000 of the 1 million child labourers in the country are involved in hazardous work.

  6. Minimum wage a step forward for democracy and sustainable development

    25 May 2018

    Op-ed by Mr Rory Mungoven, International Labour Organization’s Liaison Officer in Myanmar

  7. My.Coop roll-out trajectory in Myanmar

    24 May 2018

    A first training of trainers on My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative was conducted in Myanmar after the translation and adaptation of the modules to Burmese context.

  8. Myanmar Government and social partners discuss national plans and reforms

    18 May 2018

    The 10th National Tripartite Dialogue Forum took place, reaffirming its role as primary platform for social dialogue on national issues.

  9. Under age, under protected and undervalued, the grim situation of Myanmar domestic workers

    11 May 2018

    A large number of children and young girls work as domestic workers in Myanmar, excluded from legal protection, and stigmatized by society. Myanmar has been rocked in recent years by cases of extreme abuse, but discussions on how to improve their conditions and respond to their needs are just starting in the country.

  10. ILO holds ground-breaking ceremony for Youth Empowerment Center in Shan State

    10 May 2018

    A traditional ground-breaking ceremony took place in Mauk Wolk (Taunggyi, Shan State) to mark the first official day of construction of a new Youth Empowerment Center, built with the support of the ILO and funded by the EU.