#3 What's Happening to Garment Workers in Myanmar?

1h 13m | Oct 15, 2022

In this episode we take a close look at what is happening in Myanmar (also know as Burma). Since February 2021 the people of Myanmar have been fighting against a military coup, a struggle in which garment workers took a leading role in the early days.

We meet a brave Burmese trade union leader who, on behalf of the tens of thousands of garment workers that her organisation represents in Myanmar, is calling for brands to make a responsible exit from the country and for the international community to impose comprehensive economic sanctions.

Sources referenced

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Tracker

No Sweat's Myanmar Solidarity webpage

Puma pay workers in Russian stores while they are closed

Organisations Referenced

Global Women's Strike

Myanmar Military: Never in Fashion

MAP Foundation

Industrial Workers Federation Myanmar (IWFM)

Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM)

Federation of Trade Unions of Burma (FTUB, now known as CTUM)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

Food Not Bombs Myanmar

The Rebel Riot

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