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ILO, Myanmar to Develop Employers’ Capacity

Myanmar’s apex business association and the International Labor Organization (ILO) will launch a project for boosting the capacity of employers’ organisations in Myanmar and promoting work principles and sustainable enterprises.

According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed between the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the ILO, the project, aimed at solving disputes between employers and employees and promoting skill of labourers, will be implemented up to April 2016.

Under the project, the ILO Chief Technical Adviser and UMFCCI officers will jointly conduct business training and workshops for employers in a bid to create harmonious relations between employers and employees. 

The ILO officials stressed the need for efficient member representation and the role of private sector in Myanmar’s economic, social and democratic development.

They also voiced support for the development of UMFCCI and business organisations.

A Myanmar industries association leader said that Myanmar doesn’t have enough skilled workers compared with other countries and the workers need more technical knowledge and other supports.

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