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Myanmar, Myan Mode, garment workers, unions, worker rights, Solidarity Center

Myanmar Garment Workers Stand Strong, Win New Pact

Workers at the Myan Mode garment factory in Myanmar (Burma) are celebrating the  return to the job of many recently fired union members. Following a two-month fight against the factory’s attempt to use COVID-19 to destroy their union, they won an agreement May 30 that immediately reinstates 25 fired union members and brings back within… [READ MORE]

‘We Just Want to Be Able to Do Our Job Safely’

Trade unions around the world are raising the alarm as some governments and employers during the coronavirus pandemic are failing to meet their obligation to protect workers’ health and safety in violation of international agreements and hard-fought-for national legislative frameworks that provide workers with the means to secure safer and healthier workplaces. Workers in health… [READ MORE]

Labor law, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Solidarity Center, labor law, worker rights

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Proposed Amendment Will Hurt Workers

  • May 21, 2020
  • Steven R. McCloud

The parliament of the Bosnian Federation entity has proposed a labor law amendment that, if enacted, would give employers the authority in any future state of emergency to enact mass layoffs, slash hours and cut many workers’ pay to the minimum wage. The labor federation in the entity, SSSBiH, adamantly opposes the proposed amendments because… [READ MORE]

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