Mongolian workers take action

World Socialist Web Site, 22 May 1999

The Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions organised a demonstration outside Government House in Sukbaatar Square in Ulaanbaatar last week to demand a change in the country’s labour laws. More than 1,000 workers joined the protest including teachers and rail workers.

A spokesman for the CMTU said that the present law is biased against workers and reflects only the employers’ interests. There are 36 employers in the State Ikh Hural (Parliament).

In the same week over 600 teachers went on strike over the refusal of the government to pay wages owned to them since March this year.