Global bodies urge Western brands to condemn Myanmar military coup

Davida Erdahl

A number of intercontinental organisations have issued a joint statement contacting for the armed forces to launch individuals detained and reinstate the democratic procedure in Myanmar. In a coup on February 1, the country’s armed forces junta arrested elected leaders and activists. “We stand in solidarity with the putting employees and the phone calls for a basic strike,” it mentioned.

Staff, which include lots of in the garment industry have absent on strike in response to the coup and are taking element in mass demonstrations on a daily foundation, the statement mentioned.

The signatories include Burma Campaign United kingdom, Vogue Roundtable, GMB Union, Homeworkers Throughout the world, Labour Guiding the Label, No Sweat, Unison, Unite the Union, Traidcraft Exchange and War on Want.

“We completely assist the trade union federations in Myanmar that have suspended all involvement in the tripartite mechanisms that had worked with the governing administration on labour

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