MoLIP discusses regular operation of factories in Yangon, wages for workers

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Union Minister U Myint Kyaing joins the virtual meeting on regular operation of factories in Yangon and wages for workers on 23 February 2021.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population conducted a virtual meeting on facilitating the operations of factories and industries in Yangon Region and wages for the labourers in accordance with the law yesterday.

At the meeting, Union Minister U Myint Kyaing highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic that has left over 100,000 unemployment, incitement to factory workers to join CDM during this period and low production rates for the closure of factories while the workers face hardships as well as the employers.

He also stressed the need to pay salaries to those working in the factories in line with the law despite the hardships.

He then discussed the impacts of CDM on factories and industries in Yangon, salary cuts against those who failed to work for some reasons, efforts to reduce threats to join CDM, and productivity in manufacturing sectors through good operations of factories.

Then, Yangon Region Administration Council Chairman U Hla Soe presented the operation works of factories and industries in 29 industrial zones of Yangon, labour shortage due to the threats of CDM campaigns, the workload of factories without CDM participants, connection with banks for salary payment of workers and further work plans to run the factories as usual.

The Secretary of UMFCCI Daw Khine Khine Nwe, employers and heads of respective industrial zones, also briefed their needs and difficulties.
Then, the Union Minister instructed to communicate with labour offices to solve the labour issues if needed, and other necessary things. —MNA

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