Friday, July 31, 2015

Management at Bagan Hotel River View in Myanmar responds to international campaign with new rights abuses

July 31st, 2015

In response to the international campaign launched by the IUF to defend basic trade union rights at the upscale Bagan Hotel River View in Myanmar (Burma), management is now screening job applicants to identify potential union supporters. Applicants are asked if they know anyone who is a union member and are warned that if they join the union they will fail their probation. Additionally, management attempted to force out older workers active in the union by ordering workers over 60 to resign within 24 hours. When the union protested, these workers were allowed back - on condition they produce a doctor's certificate! Workers at the hotel have never been informed of the official retirement policy of KMA Group, since management refuses to provide copies of their employment contracts.

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