Did you know that FMCS in conjunction with the ILO worked with the Government of Myanmar in 2015-2016 to help establish dispute resolution capabilities in the newly formed democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi? Things have changed much since then in Myanmar with a military takeover of Government in 2021.
FMCS worked with the Burmese Ministry of Labor and Employment in to improve its dispute resolution system through training and “train-the-trainer” workshops for conciliation bodies, presentations about the American system of labor relations, and technical assistance support for the establishment of a legal education center to provide ongoing training in labor relations and dispute resolution best practices.
The featured picture in this post shows Commissioner John Gray in Burma in front of a poster of Aung San Suu Kyi. (She was arrested after the military takeover and still remains in custody.) John was one of many Commissioners who were assigned and traveled to Burma on this project, including Director Allison Beck and Director Richard Giacolone.
Flip Chart from FMCS Burma Training Program in 2015