Myanmar: 86 garment workers at H&M & C&A supplier dismissed with reduced compensation
Date Reported: 3 Dec 2021
CompaniesMingalar Sumbiri Garment - Supplier , C&A - Buyer , Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 86Workers: ( 86 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile )
IssuesDismissal , Wage Theft
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
Story containing response: (Find out more)
Action taken: Mingalar Sumbiri Garment allegedly supplies to H&M and C&A; H&M and C&A provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre.
Source type: News outlet
“An employee who sent a letter of condolence for not paying full severance pay” 3 December 2021
Mingalar Sumbiri Garment Co., ltd. [supplies] H&M and C&A Brand. On November 30, 86 workers were fired…Due to non-receipt of orders, the HR manager will deduct one month from your compensation.
If you have completed 6 years of service and less than 8 years, you will receive 4 months 'salary instead of 5 months' compensation. If you have completed 4 years of service and less than 6 years, 4 months will be paid for 3 months. For those under three and under four, the three-month compensation will be reduced by half.
If you do not agree, the factory may close without pay…
I was asked to sign in one sitting. Three workers who did not sign were not fired. "I do not know what will happen next," he said…
It would be very sad for us workers to be fired. It is very difficult to get a new job in Myanmar at this time.…We want full compensation for workers…
[Translation via Google Translate]