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2 Jun 2023

Hsu Latt Phyu, Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Garment workers allege their rights are being 'severely violated' at Ten Da Garment factory

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“Ten Da Garment workers say that labor rights are being severely violated”, 2 June 2023

The workers of Ten Da Garment factory said that the labor rights are being severely violated in the workplace where [clothing for] international brands such as CORTEFIEL (Women), MOHITO,...are sewn.

It is reported that the factory, which was opened in Hlaing Thayar Industrial Zone 5 in Yangon Region…operates with more than 500 workers.

He said that because there is no trade union in the workplace, and there is no workplace coordination committee (WCC), workers are being violated without resolving their workplace issues.

When requesting [targets] in the workplace, [the factory asks for] more than what the workers can sew, and if the standard is not met, the relevant line leader…is reported [to say] rude slanders.

He said that if the [clothing orders] continue to fall, he will call overtime (OT)…without paying overtime (OT).

[Workers face] swearing from the relevant leaders if they don't [do] overtime (OT) for free due to falling…they are being discriminated against and are being forced to work without overtime (OT) pay…

It is said that they were subjected to great [wage] cuts.

He said that pregnant workers are subjected to various pressures depending on their years of service, and if pregnant women [have worked] less than three (3) months of service, they find various reasons [to] fire them…

"At work, the employer and the relevant management oppress the workers in all kinds of ways, violate workers' rights, exploit wages, force them to work overtime, and I want this to be known to the public.

When [the factory] request[s] [targets], they should only request [targets] that workers can [meet]...[and should] not..fire pregnant women [or] demote them. According to the workers…the overtime pay should be calculated in accordance with the law…

[Translation via Google Translate]