Rights and Responsibilities: Unpacking the Myanmar FoA Guideline

The FOA Guideline has been agreed in 2019 to specify the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers under the human right to Freedom of Association in Myanmar. It is a tool to help achieve constructive social dialogue and more stability in the sector. 

Since 1 April 2020, compliance with the Guideline is a business requirement for factories producing for ACT Member brands.  ACT is hosting COVID-19 friendly online briefings to unpack what the Guideline means for suppliers, union representatives, workers and global brands engaged in Myanmar’s Garment and Footwear Industry.

Find out what YOUR rights and responsibilities are under the FoA Guideline by registering below.

The Myanmar FoA Guideline is a big step forward towards securing constructive relationships between employers and workers in Myanmar’s Garment and Footwear industry.  The guideline is designed to facilitate social dialogue and cooperation to solve workplace issues before they evolve into major conflicts and help to position Myanmar as a world-class responsible production location.

This briefing will unpack the Guideline and look at the rights and responsibility of all stakeholders invested in the industry. It will provide tangible insights about working and complying with the FoA Guideline for your team. The briefing will be in English with Burmese and Chinese live interpretation.



    • Management representatives from Myanmar-based factories
    • Worker representatives
    • Member of the factory’s Workplace Coordination Committee
    • Representative from your mother company (If applicable)
    • One trade union representative of your factory. If you have a Basic Labour Organisation (BLO) that is affiliated to Industrial Workers’ Federation Myanmar (IWFM), their representatives will be invited by IWFM as well. (If applicable)


11 September  (9:00-10:30am CEST / 13:30 – 15:00 Myanmar time / 15:00 – 16:30 Hong kong time)