(Article of book en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Industrial zones in Burma and Burmese labour in Thailand

published at : Myanmar, the state, community and the environment

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Industrial zones are established in Burma by the military regime. However unemployed Burmese workforce (11% of the total workforce) migrates illegally to Thailand in search of jobs. More than two million Burmese workers are now employed in Thailand along the borders (Mae Sai, Mae Sot, Ranong and Mahachai-Samut Prakan). Most of them are unregistered. Under these conditions the Sino-Thais employers exploit these Burmese workers by offering one fourth of the minimum Thai daily wage. Consequently the migrant workers appeared as the new slaves of globalized world. Thai economy is fed by cheap manpower. The Burmese junta chooses to ignore the huge immigration taking place while the Thai government plays down the boost given to its economy by the use of cheap Burmese workers. - (GL)



ISBN : 9780731538119

Editor : Asia Pacific Press, Australian National University, Canberra - AUSTRALIE (2007)

Millesime : 2007 [pp. 159-188]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.




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