Garment workers want bigger changes in Myanmar

A strike last month by hundreds of workers that led to physical clashes against management inside the Hangzhou Hundred-Tex Garment factory is another sign that workers in Myanmar are tired of waiting for better times. Amid continued repression, the garment industry has continued to expand in Myanmar, bringing more and more workers into the global production cycle. The successful outcome for the workers at the Hangzhou Hundred-Tex factory is another sigh that workers in Myanmar are losing faith in the current political environment and are prepared to rely much more on their own industrial strength.