Activity reports Labour Related Development

Myanmar-China Team

event date: July 4, 2022 July 15, 2022
Participants (Chinese Language Department)

An online invitation program was held for the Myanmar Language Department from July 4 to July 8, and for the Chinese Language Department from July 11 to July 15.

Six participants from Myanmar (of whom five were women) completed the entire program from July 4 to July 8, and five participants from China (of whom four were women) completed the entire program from July 11 to July 15. In total, there was a team of eleven participants (of whom nine were women) from two countries.

Despite taking part in the program under the special circumstances of being under evacuation, all the participants in the team’s Myanmar Language Department engaged actively in the question-and-answer session for the presentation given. Many of them also made positive remarks about the future labour movement.
Regarding the labour situation in Japan, the Chinese Language Department expressed that Japan’s labour issues are either the same as those currently experienced in China, or those that may arise in the future. In addition, they were able to reaffirm the significance of exchanging information together.
During the program period (July 14), the Chinese Language Department held an “International Symposium.”

The participants mainly proposed the following action plans.

(1) We would like to carry out awareness campaigns on matters such as the Labour Law for workers. (Myanmar)
(2) We would like to revise the Labour Law and eliminate the pressure on trade unions and the establishment of trade unions. (Myanmar)
(3) We would like to build up on activities such as training for workers. (Myanmar)
(4) We would like to reflect what we have learned about the productivity movement and the Labour Relations Commission in our policy proposals. (China)
(5) We would like to utilize the operation of the Wor-Q network in the activities of our organizations. (China)

List of Cooperating Organizations

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) The National Conference of the Association of Small Business Entrepreneurs
Tokyo Local of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo Tokyo) National Federation of Workers and Consumers Kyosai Cooperatives (Zenrosai)

Many thanks to everyone.