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Myanmar: call to textile companies for action in the face of repression on workers opposing the military coup
Planet Labor, 17 March 2021, n°12420 -

Six weeks after Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown by the military, opposition to the coup is not weakening, in spite of increasingly harsh repressive action, which, according to the UN, has resulted in 149 deaths and hundreds of missing persons. Local textile industry subcontractors are accused of siding with the military backed powers and firing factory workers who are mobilizing in protest against the coup. Textile industry multinationals, which make massive recourse to garment supplies from Myanmar, are under increasing pressure from local NGOs and trade unions to support those resisting the coup.

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