Labor

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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. The ministry’s Migration Department Director General U Thein Win told The Myanmar Times on Friday that ...

Health cash fails workers

The Labor Ministry spent more than four billion riel on help for garment workers involved in accidents in the first three months of the year, but unions say staff are still struggling to access healthcare. Labor Minister Ith Samheng said the National Social Security Fund ...

Workers to get better services: PM

The Government has created the best conditions to help labourers enjoy favourable housing, health care, insurance, legal assistance and living standards in industrial zones and export processing zones.​ Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc made the statement during a dialogue with labourers in the central region ...

Workers to be sent for S Korean fishing industry

Myanmar plans to send workers for the fishing industry in South Korea as there is a demand for labour in that sector, said U Thein Win, director of the Migration Affairs Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. “We find our workers are joining ...

Union leaders to discuss union law with minister

Labor Minister Ith Samheng agreed to have talks with three union leaders who requested a meeting to discuss amending the Trade Union Law, however he said the law would not change and would still be implemented as it stands. Mr. Samheng told Khmer Times after an ...

Myanmar plans to sign labour pact with Japan

Myanmar is planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese government to send Myanmar workers to Japan, according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on February 13. “Japan and Myanmar have similar lifestyles. So, they are like Myanmar. To my knowledge, ...

Unions want meet with Minister to discuss Labor Law problems

Three union leaders have requested a meeting with Labor Minister Ith Samheng next week to discuss the contentious Trade Union Law. The three leaders – Collective Union of Movement of Workers president Pav Sina, Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union president Ath Thorn and Cambodian ...

Workers to get Thai legal permits

In coordination with Thai officials, Cambodia’s Labor Ministry has set up a new process to help migrant workers in Thailand receive passports, travel cards or Overseas Cambodian Worker Cards. For many Cambodians it will end a gray area in which they have been issued with what ...

ASEAN officials discuss cooperation on labour practices

ASEAN labour officials are meeting over two days in Vientiane to update progress, share experiences and seek ways for future cooperation on labour practices. The ninth meeting of Senior Labour Officials Meeting’s Working Group, on progressive labour practices to enhance the competitiveness of ASEAN, will conclude ...

Geneva meet waiting on labour union input

An International Labour Organization official on Sunday urged local unions to present their views on the contentious Trade Union Law to the body’s Committee of Experts, a request that has so far found little traction. The ILO’s Committee of Experts will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, ...

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