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Company Response

13 Jul 2015


Gap response on minimum wage in Myanmar

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Gap Inc. partners with factory owners who share our commitment to treating garment workers with dignity and respect, and provide a safe, healthy place to work.

While the workers in the factories do not directly work for Gap Inc. or our brands, we encourage suppliers to pay competitive wages to their employees. We also require that they provide compensation for any overtime hours worked, all of which must be voluntary.

We have been an active supporter in the establishment of a minimum wage in Myanmar. We support efforts to raise the quality of life for garment workers, so that these women and men cannot only ensure their basic needs are met but also begin to build better lives for themselves.

The minimum wage should be reconsidered through an annual review mechanism, which is inclusive of key stakeholders, and is aimed at laying the foundation for a vibrant tripartite industrial relations and wage level negotiations process based on transparency, inclusiveness and peaceful negotiation.

We will continue working in Myanmar as long as the vendors meet our Code of Vendor Conduct, the country meets our sourcing requirements regarding quality product and delivery expectations, and Myanmar continues its path to democratic reform as outlined by the US Government.

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Myanmar govt. proposes daily minimum wage of 3,600 kyats; factories call for lower pay, unions & workers protest - includes statements by intl. brands

Myanmar: Regierungsverhandlungen über täglichen Mindestlohn; inkl. Stellungnahmen