YANGON - Two years on from the military coup in Myanmar, the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has renewed its call on brands and retailers still sourcing from the country to reassess the human rights implications of their actions.
ETI executive director Peter McAllister, in a blog on the initiative's website, said: "Two years have past since a coup in Myanmar displaced the democratic elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. The civil unrest that followed was met with a brutal crackdown from the military junta.
"In addition to the violent suppression of political and civil rights, the rights of workers have been significantly impacted. This includes the ability of unions to operate freely and consult with or represent workers.