Yeangon, May (2)
The National Unity Government’s Ministry of Justice announced on May 1, International Workers’ Day, that labor rights abuses following the military coup will be dealt with in accordance with the law during the transition phase.
According to the Ministry of Justice, the arbitrary seizure of power by a civilian government elected by the people has had a great impact on Myanmar, depriving workers of basic rights and job opportunities from all walks of life.
NUG’s Ministry of Justice committed to upholding the principles of justice, equality, and human rights for all Myanmar citizens and workers.
The NUG claimed to have learned that employers are unfairly exploiting workers following the military coup, and it documented the incident, and will take legal action during the transition period.
The Ministry of Justice has also pledged to appreciate and honor the sacrifices made by workers from all walks of life who are battling for the establishment of federal democracy, as well as to restore the rights and justice of the whole working population.
The country’s labor rights violations have drastically escalated since the military coup, and Myanmar workers abroad have consistently been arrested and sacked for illegal entry, said the volunteers who assist in labor affairs.
Min Aung Hlaing, the junta leader who led the military coup, boasted in his message for International Workers’ Day that he was making efforts for workers’ interests, including the right to ensure their health and safety at work.
News-Than Lwin Times