Myanmar requests ILO to open country office

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Nay Pyi Taw, June 19 (IANS) Myanmar has requested the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to open a country office in the Southeast Asian country, the Confederation of the Trade Union of Myanmar (CTUM) said on Sunday.

“Only if the request is granted, can the problems of workers be acted on extensively,” chairman of the CTUM U Maung Maung said, expecting the appointment of an ILO country director by the end of this year.

The ILO currently has a liaison office and an office focusing on the elimination of child soldiers in Myanmar, Xinhua news agency reported.

–IANS

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