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29 Jul 2022

Moe Sandar Myint

Myanmar: Garment workers beaten by soldiers & police while waiting for unpaid wages & severance

"More than 30 workers at the garment factory were not paid, and the employer called the army and the police to beat the workers." 29 July 2022

(Likes View Tex Garment Co. Ltd) garment factory opened at Shwe Rin Aye Pagoda Road (Lane 10), Hlaing Thayar Township, Livestock Zone, Yangon Region...

On the 17th of the 5th month of 2022, over 50 workers were told that there [were] no order[s] and they had to take a break from work. In addition, they did not pay their wages and OT fees for the entire day, and they were fired.

The old workers were fired and the new day laborers were called in...

The official of the factory called to say that he would pay the workers on the 20th of the 6th month. More than 30 laid-off workers came to [be paid] their salaries in front of the factory...

Around 8:00 p.m., the boss arrived [to hand] out the salary (30,000 Kyats).

They brought 2 soldiers and 2 policemen in plainclothes and 2 motorbikes and challenged the male workers.

3 male workers were beaten. The workers told FGWM Page that they were kicked around with their legs and their eyes were also beaten.

The rest of the workers also got into a fight...

It is reported that the workers of the factory have not received their wages..

The workers are not getting their wages, they are being fired without compensation, the soldiers and the police are called and beaten, and the officials and the brands they work with have come to FGWM Page to help.

[Translation via Google Translate]