Monday, 14 May 2012

Update on the Hi-Mo wig factory strike

The Myanmar Times reports that the workers at the Hi-Mo factory have won an increase in wages as a result of their strike action:
Workers at a South Korean-owned wig factory in Hlaing Tharyar have secured a significant pay increase following a two-day strike.More than 1000 employees from the Hi-Mo factory, which is owned by a company called High-Art, staged a sit-in protest at the Labour Exchange Office in Mayangone township on May 9 and 10, refusing to return to work until 78 grievances had been addressed. At 2pm on May 10, the factory owner acquiesced to their demands, a lawyer for the workers said. The factory employs 18,000 workers and exports wigs to China, South Korea and Japan.

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