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29 Sep 2022

Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Garment workers at Myanmar Knitting allegedly dismissed if 'unfair' targets are not met

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"Myanmar Knitting wool garment factory has a lot of requests for fabric records", 29 September 2022

Workers at the Myanmar Knitting wool garment factory in Pathein (13) Ward, Pathein, Irrawaddy Division, said that the...head of the department was demanding [targets that exceeded] workers' ability to work.

"...Choo Sukhin...told me to sew clothes quickly even when it wasn't working time. They asked me to clean the machines before work time and called meetings. If [the targets] they demanded unfairly [were not met], they would fire me for two or three days. If [workers] didn't meet the [targets] they demanded unfairly, they would be fired because they said they were fat. There are many people who are sewing clothes even during lunchtime without eating," said a worker at the factory.

".... After the factory is temporarily closed and reopened, the trade union leaders and union members are not called back. If they find out that they are members of the union, they will fire them for various reasons," said a worker who works at the factory.

The Myanmar Knitting Wool Garment Factory sews the M & S collection brand...

[Translation via Google Translate]