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On May Day 2018, workers from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines send these messages to the world:

  • No to Endo / short-term contracts 
  • Strong Pro-Labor Laws 
  • Just living wages and benefits
  • Freedom from exploitation
  • Rights to assemble and association
  • Social security and welfare for workers 
  • Allow independent unions 
  • Uphold ILO Convention 87 

Watch the video to see their messages in full. 

Focus on the Global South, Statement on the failure of MC11 in Buenos Aires

For Immediate release

“Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Value Extraction from the Mekong: A Case Study on the Control and Exploitation of Land and Labour
 in Cambodia and Myanmar SEZs”

Co-organized by: Paung Ku, Dawei Development Association (DDA), Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU), Myanmar SEZs’Watch, EarthRights International – Myanmar (ERI), and Focus on the Global South (Focus). Supported by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Asia. 


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