'Thrown to the wolves': how Covid-19 laws are being used to silence garment workers

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Campaigners report job losses and jailing of those airing grievances – and urge global fashion brands to stand up for workers’ rights On the morning of 4 May, Zar Zar Tun, a Burmese garment worker, led a strike at a factory in the city of Yangon. Within 24 hours she was an inmate at Myanmar’s notorious Insein prison. Zar Zar Tun, 31, was arrested outside the Blue Diamond bag factory in Dagon Seikkan, an industrial district of Yangon, where she and more than 100 other garment workers had been protesting over pay, working conditions and the right to strike. Continue reading...

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