British Activists Celebrate New Burma Victory
Burma - The Burma Campaign UK and Federation of Trade Unions (Burma) are celebrating today’s news that British American Tobacco (BAT) is to pull out of Burma. The two organisations launched a global campaign to get BAT out of Burma in November last year. BAT announced today that they have sold their share of the factory in Burma to a Singapore based company.
“This is a huge victory,” said John Jackson, Director of the Burma Campaign UK. “They had to be dragged out kicking and screaming but at least they are out. If a company like BAT can be forced out of Burma, any company can be.”