Notes on a factory uprising in Yangon
Aung, Soe Linhttp://libcom.org/news/notes-factory-uprising-yangon-10052017
Date Written: 10/05/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20907
Examination of a recent strike and riot at a Chinese-owned H&M supplier in Myanmar (Burma), looking beyond the headlines into its local context and broader political significance.
Excerpt: Last month, a strike turned sour on the outskirts of Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar and its leading production base, when workers briefly laid siege to a Chinese-owned garment factory. On February 23, hundreds of workers descended on the Hangzhou Hundred-Tex Garment factory, damaging factory vehicles, breaking windows, wrecking machinery, attacking the Chinese manager, and taking seven Chinese supervisors hostage