Labour organizations are legal

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[dropcap font=”0″]M[/dropcap]yanmar’s constitution recognises freedom of association, which can be defined as the right of citizens to come together and collectively defend their common interests.
Section 354 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar stipulates every citizen shall be at liberty in the exercise of the right to form associations and organizations, if not contrary to the laws enacted for Union security, prevalence of law and order, community peace and tranquillity or public order and morality.
In addition, the Labour Organization Law stipulates that every worker of legal age shall have the right to join or leave a labour organization according to their own desire.
The Labour Organization Law defines a worker as a person who relies on his labour to engage in economic activity or to generate a livelihood, including a daily wage earner, temporary worker, worker engaged in agriculture, domestic worker, government employee and apprentice, but does not include the Defence Services personnel, member of the Myanmar Police Force or members of the armed organizations under the control of the Defence Services.
In some countries, however, including those in Scandinavia, members of defence and police forces are recognized as workers and allowed to form trade unions to protect their fundamental rights.

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