Myanmar police takes legal action against month-long labor strike

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Myanmar police force has taken legal action against a month-long labor strike staged by workers from three foreign-invested garment factories in Shwepyithar industrial zone in north of the city, local reports said Saturday.

The government warned of removing striking workers in Shwepyithar industrial zone who have blocked the entrance of the foreign-invested factories over the last three days.

About 2,000 workers from at least three garment factories -- Costec International , Ford Glory and E-land Myanmar demanded more payment which meet ASEAN standard since early this month, the reports said.

There is no successful outcome from series of negotiation between the employers, the workers and the Labor Ministry.

Labor strike leaders and about 30 workers were arrested during the strike, the reports said.

Yangon regional government said that they will settle minimum wage for the striking workers in July this year.

However, the series of workers' issues have impacted on foreign investment potential in the country, Yangon regional government said, adding that it can cause loss to both the workers and the employers.

Meanwhile, strikes also took place in Yangon's Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone, during which workers demanding for wage increase.

The two industrial zones are the biggest ones in Yangon. Endi

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