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2015

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 Women work in a garment factory at Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone in Yangon by EPA

Myanmar Times: Can Myanmar’s minimum wage avoid the pitfalls of Bangladesh’s garment sector?


JustJobs Network Research Associate Jit Shankar Banerjee recently published an op-ed in the Myanmar Times, entitled: “Can Myanmar’s minimum wage avoid the pitfalls of Bangladesh’s garment sector?

The piece offers a comparative study of minimum wages in Myanmar and Bangladesh and what it means for garment sector workers in the two countries. It proposes key reforms to the incoming government to increase productivity, while ensuring a high minimum wage floor and social protections such as healthcare and pensions.


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