Myanmar railway workers gain traction
Under a new project, union organising activities will be extended to all parts of the railway system in Myanmar, from Kachin State in the north to Mon State in the South.
A target of 2000 new members over the 2015 year has been set by the recently formed Myanmar Railway Workers Federation, who will provide rank and file trade union education, as well as organising skills for union leaders.
There is an interest in a specific health and safety training to be developed with assistance from the Rail and Maritime Transport Union in NZ.
This will build on a recently completed two year UnionAID project with the Federation of Trade Unions Myanmar, led by Min Lwin, which has brought the current membership to 1600 members in twelve registered basic labour organizations (unions).