Myanmar to set up forced labor complaint mechanism

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-26 12:30:47|Editor: Yurou
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YANGON, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar is drafting a national-level mechanism to receive complaints about forced labor, according to a senior government official.

Minister of Labor, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe told a national tripartite dialogue forum held in Yangon Saturday, attended by representatives of the government ministries, employers and workers, that the system will be set up in cooperation with other ministries.

All ministries are to participate in the mechanism, he said.

President of the Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar U Maung Maung suggested that representatives of employers and employees should also be included in the mechanism.

Employers are making preparations, including imparting training to their human resources, for avoiding unnecessary forced labor problems in the future, said U Myint Soe, a representative of the employers.

Myanmar is a signatory to the International Labour Organization (ILO) Forced Labour Convention.

Meanwhile, Myanmar is also striving to eliminate child labor and is implementing a national level program of child labor eradication, while cooperating with local and international organizations.

Myanmar signed the ILO Convention for prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labors in 2013.