Myanmar: Garment workers at H&M supplier allegedly forced to work overtime without pay & face crackdown on unions by military
Date Reported: 5 Apr 2021
CompaniesMyanmar Jiale Fashion Garment - Supplier , Inditex - Former buyer , OYSHO (part of Inditex) - Former buyer , Zara (part of Inditex) - Former buyer , Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 1000Workers: ( 1000 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile , Gender not reported )
IssuesBusiness-military collusion , Mandatory overtime , Imprisonment , Freedom of Association , Excessive production targets , Wage Theft
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment allegedly supplies to H&M and Inditex; H&M and Inditex provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre. In October 2023, Inditex stated it no longer sources from the factory.
Source type: News outlet
"Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment workers say they are being forced to [work] for free on OT weekends", 5 April 2022
Workers at the Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment Factory are facing difficulties as they are forced to [work] without…OT fees on Sundays due to high standards…
"The factory asks for more standards than one worker can sew. If the required standards are not met, the workers are asked to [do] OT for free on Sundays…" said the workers…
Workers say the military has been working with employers since the military coup to crack down on unions and arrest union leaders.
Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment is a factory that makes and sells H&M branded garments…
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