Yesterday, on the anniversary of the Myanmar military’s brutal coup, the Australian government announced sanctions on the Myanmar regime, including targeted financial sanctions and travel bans on 21 senior military and political leaders and against two military owned entities.
As a member of the Australian Council of Trade Unions International Committee, the FSU has been campaigning for sanctions against the coup leaders and military owned entities.
The FSU Human Rights Network congratulates the Australian Government for imposing these important sanctions.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have set up a Myanmar strike fund which will be distributed among workers and families who have lost their livelihoods due to strike or other protest actions.
You can donate to the strike fund here.
Together, there is more work to be done. We will encourage the Australian government to consider further sanctions, particularly towards the Myanmar state owned extractive and natural resource sectors that are critical source of revenue for the military. The Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and other state-owned enterprises continue to line the pockets of the military generals to the tune of more than 1 billion US dollars every year.
We look forward to working together to continue to show solidarity with the people of Myanmar in their struggle for democracy.
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