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18 Jul 2022

Myanmar: Garment workers at Myanmar Guotai Huasheng Glory Fashion allegedly face labour rights violations incl. denial of benefits, wage cuts & abuse; incl. co. responses

In April 2022, it was reported that workers were facing a number of violations at Guotai Huasheng Glory Fashion factory, including being forced to sign new contracts that allegedly did not guarantee their rights, denial of social security benefits, mental and physical abuse, denial of leave and wage deductions. Workers who tried to address their grievances reportedly face threats. The factory reportedly produces for LIDL and Carrefour.

In June 2022, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited LIDL and Carrefour to respond, and in February 2023, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Primark and Auchan Retail to respond. The responses are included below.