Today the Asia-Pacific Regional Organizations of the Global Union Federations issued a Factsheet listing extensive labour rights violations by the military in Myanmar. The document lists in detail a range of abuses of worker and trade union rights since the military coup on February 1, in violation of internationally recognized human rights instruments and International Labour Conventions.
More than 5,000 people have been arrested or detained and 812 killed. Dozens of trade unionists are being hunted by the military for their role in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).
The Asia-Pacific Regional Organizations of the Global Union Federations call for immediate action by the UN and the international community to support workers and trade unions in Myanmar and to take concerted action to stop this violence and repression.
Click here to download the Factsheet as a PDF.