Myanmar: Garment workers at alleged Mango supplier report labour rights violations incl. forced overtime, denial of leave & excessive targets
Date Reported: 13 Aug 2022
CompaniesSanyuan Oversea (Myanmar) - Supplier , Mango - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 800Workers: ( 800 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile )
IssuesPersonal Health , Dismissal , Gender Discrimination , Mandatory overtime , Excessive production targets , Denial of leave , Occupational Health & Safety
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
Story containing response: (Find out more)
Action taken: Sanyuan Oversea allegedly supplies to Mango; Mango did not provide a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre.
Source type: News outlet
"It is said that workers' rights are being violated in the workplace until they are fired if they miss 1 day of work", 13 August 2022
Factory workers say that there are violations of workers' rights such as being fired if they miss 1 day of work...being treated rudely in the workplace, and [forced to] work overtime on Sundays.
… SANYUAN OVERSEA (MYANMAR) APPAREL factory, which was opened on Minsiddhi Kyawm Road, East Dagon Industrial Zone, Yangon Region, is operating with more than 800 people and is manufacturing [for] the Mango brand. In addition, there is no union in the workplace.
The workers say that they are forced to start work at 8:00 a.m., but the supervisors start at 7:50 a.m. and force them to sew clothes.
There are also more requests than before [to complete targets] that...worker[s] cannot meet, and if the standards are not met, the workers are told to quit their jobs.
"When a sick worker arrives at the workplace and asks for a gate pass, the super[visor] says that nothing will happen, and the worker is forced to continue sewing…Even if there is an important matter, it is a very difficult situation to get a gate pass," said a worker at the factory.
In addition, they said that workers...were forced to work overtime until 10:00 p.m. every day, and [workers who did not...were insulted and discriminated against.
"Even on Sundays, we have to work overtime without being given a day off. At night, we are called [for] overtime. The workers do not want to work overtime because it is not safe at night, and they are helpless," said a worker...
In addition, workers at the factory say that if they miss 1 day of work after taking leave, they are fired from their jobs, and they are unable to tell their employers about the current difficulties and situations.
[Translation via Google Translate]