Labour Behind the Label has joined 16 other civil society organisations and trade unions to sign a joint statement on the situation in Myanmar. 

The international community has reacted with a justified shock at Myanmar’s military junta staging a coup on 1st February and arresting democratically elected leaders and activists.

We the undersigned join the growing number of voices in Myanmar and around the world that are calling for the military to release those detained and reinstate the democratic process.

The people of Myanmar have come out in defiance of the military and a spontaneous Civil Disobedience Movement has emerged that involves a call for a general strike. Workers, including many in the garment industry have gone on strike in reaction to the coup and are taking part in mass demonstrations on a daily basis.

We stand in solidarity with the striking workers and the calls for a general strike.