Myanmar coup: workers forgo wages in anti-coup strikes as calls for Suu Kyi’s release continue

Apr 4, 2021 | INVESTING

Tens of thousands of Myanmar workers have gone on strike over the past two months, hoping that economic paralysis will force the hand of the wealthy generals who ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.Bank employees, doctors, engineers, customs officers, dockers, railway staff and textile workers have all downed tools as part of a civil disobedience movement.Some striking workers are among the 550 people killed in the military’s crackdown on anti-coup protests, while many others…

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