2nd Regional General Council - Resolution on Burma

Nov 2008

In the resolution, the 2nd ITUC-AP General Council calls upon the SPDC (State Peace and Development Council) to end the State sponsored use of forced labour,  to ensure that no more forced or compulsory labour be imposed by the authorities, particularly by the military, and for the unconditional and immediate release of trade union activists U Myo Aung Thant, Thurain Aung, Kyaw, Kyaw, Show Joe, Wai Linn, Aung Naing Tun, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Utin Hla, Zaw Zaw Aung, Myo Min Wai, UThet Wai and others who were arrested and sent to jail for their activity to defend the trade union rights and trade union activities.

The Council appeals to the trade unions to continue to support the Federation of Trade Unions-Burma (FTUB) and urges  ITUC-AP members to undertake immediate initiatives to request their governments to enact more stringent political and economic sanctions against the SPDC, considering that the SPDC continue to fail to respond appropriately to the UNGA/EU/ILO and ITUC recommendations and continues to defy the will of the people and the norms of international behaviour immediately.