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Striking workers continue to thwart Myanmar military

Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, $42,600 in donations have been sent directly to groups in Myanmar through UnionAID’s networks. This supports workers to defy the military and remain on strike.

  • One month’s financial support to sustain 454 workers participating in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) strike action.  This includes nurses, doctors, teachers, clerical staff, university staff, airport workers, railway operators, electricity technicians and garment workers.
  • $2,500  to support a women’s network in Kachin state assisting people doing the CDM and protest actions
  • $1,200 to support the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar to hold flash protest actions
  • $2,000 to provide medical care to protestors and CDM staff in Dawei
  • $1,500 to provide medical supplies for internally displaced people in Kayah State
Distributing rice in Kayin state to CDM families in hardship due to the coup.

UnionAID supports democratic, worker-led organisations that help empower working people to improve their work and livelihoods through collective action.

Find out more about what we do and how to get involved here or become a Kiwi Solidarity Member now.

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Support the people of Myanmar

Two years on from the military coup, the people of Myanmar are still fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup.

They are calling for our support.

We are liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.