» 02/22/2005, 00.00
International Labour Organisation condemns forced labour in Myanmar
The International Labour Organisation is in Yangon to get the government to uphold labour rights and eliminate forced labour.
High-level ILO team cuts short Myanmar visit
The delegation leaves Yangon after failing to meet top generals on forced labour.
Workers strike for right to unionise
Protests are aimed at a Japanese company. Authorities block demonstrators to prevent violent anti-Japanese rallies.
Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Anhui provinces struck by prolonged labour strife
Two women arrested on charges of disturbing social order.
24/11/2009 MYANMAR – INDIA
Useless UN and ILO rituals bring no change, Burmese dissidents says
Tint Swe, a member of Burma’s government-in-exile, says that reports on forced labour and non-binding resolutions against the junta are ineffective tools against Myanmar’s military leadership. The support of China, India and Russia guarantee impunity to country’s junta. The people of Burma are under no illusions.
05/11/2009 MYANMAR - CHINA
Beijing in support of the Burmese junta: work on a new oil pipeline begins
770 km long from the port of Manday up to Yunnan. It will allow China to avoid the pirates of the Straits of Malacca. Thai activists fear use of forced labour.
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