Myanmar: Garment workers given little notice to return to work after factory closure face dismissal
“Hundreds of workers fired at GTIG Eastar Co.Ltd (Kaw Htike Myanmar) factory without notice” 11 March 2022
Workers say the GTIG EastarCo.Ltd factory, which caught fire in March 2021, issued a notice to reopen the factory, but dismissed hundreds of former employees and their families without informing them, leaving workers unable to return to work…
"The factory is trying to keep the old people out. They just want new people at the moment…”…
The factory reopened in September 2021 after the fire. Workers say it has been difficult for factory workers to return to work due to a lack of notification of factory opening hours…
The factory announced the dismissal of former employees who did not return to work in October 2021.
The workers say the factory is doing this because it will have to pay compensation during the closing period if the former employees are called back.
"Now the factory is doing this because it knows there is no one to stand up for the workers. There is no compensation. At the time of the closure, only the salaries were paid.
Former workers at the current GTIG EastarCo.Ltd garment factory…have not yet been compensated for the closure, the company said.
GTIGEastarCo.Ltd (Co-Myanmar) is exporting sweaters to Korea, Japan and other countries.
[Translation via Google Translate]