Since the coup, both international and local corporations have eventually decided not to abide by the labour law when it comes to workplace ethics. In some companies, they even went further to exploit and attack the rights of the workers by forcing them to work in an unsafe environment without any fair compensation. Some workers are not being paid fully or are not being paid enough for their labour. When they complained to the managerial class, the managers normally decided to defend their bosses and the companies. In some cases, they even collaborate with the officers from the military junta in order to threaten the workers in order to get them to work under-waged. Since the officers under the military junta are corrupt and the justice system is ruined under the inefficient military dictatorship, the labour laws are not that effective when it comes to protecting the workers.
The birth of the Hosheng Myanmar Garment Union
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