On 12th June, the Fair Labor Association, the American Apparel & Footwear Association, Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS), and Social Accountability International sent a letter to the government of Myanmar to express their increasing concern over serious and repeated violations of the fundamental rights to freely associate, to organize, and to bargain collectively in both law and in practice in Myanmar.
The joint letter urges the Government to work with the ILO and other stakeholders to ensure that the labor law reforms, and implementation of those reforms, meet both international law and best practices. The Government of Myanmar was further implored to respect freedom of association and other internationally-protected labor rights, and refrain from continued measures to deny these rights in practice.
To read the letter in full, please click on the link below:
Letter to Government of Myanmar