Monday, 27 February 2012

Myanmar women workers in Ruili

Mizzima reports on the conditions of women from Myanmar working in the Chinese border town of Riuli.

The Chinese border town of Ruili is booming – party because of Burmese working women – but the jobs are often hazardous, low paying and Burmese workers have no legal rights... there are more than 100,000 Burmese workers in Ruili, most with low salaries and no workers’ rights or health care.


The [Burmese Women's Union] has urged the Chinese government and local authorities in Yunnan Province to pay Burmese workers fair wages, to provide work permits, suitable health care and to let Burmese organize workers’ organizations."

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