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3 Mar 2022

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Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Garment workers at Carhartt supplier report harassment, denial of benefits & suppression of union at the factory

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“Eslite garment workers say it is difficult to report workplace harassment”, 3 March 2022

…[m]ost of the workers inside the Eslite Garment Co.Ltd…are being harassed…

There is a lot of oppression inside the factory, and the factory is demanding more garments, and workers are being forced to work harder…

Workers say they are having difficulty getting social security benefits from the factory and that it is not as convenient as before because of factory restrictions on applying for social security benefits.

He also said that the workers' union in the factory was controlled by the factory, which made it difficult for the workers to claim their rights inside the factory…

According to MLN, the workers want the factory to deal with the harassment of…managers in the workplace as soon as possible.

Following the military coup, the right to form unions has been suppressed…and union leaders have been arrested and jailed.

Eslite Garment Co.Ltd Garment Factory produces Carhartt brand sweaters, It is a factory that makes and sews shorts to Europe.

[Translation via Google Translate]