Myanmar: Garment workers at Textile Palace forced to work overtime and denied leave to meet increasing targets
Date Reported: 7 Dec 2021
CompaniesTextile Palace - Supplier , Kiabi - Buyer , Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) - Buyer , OVS SpA - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 2500Workers: ( 2500 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile )
IssuesMandatory overtime , Excessive production targets , Denial of leave , Dismissal
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Textile Palace allegedly supplies to H&M, KIABI and OVS S.p.A; H&M, KIABI and OVS S.p.A provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre.
Source type: Social Media
...Textile Palace garment factory from Mhawbi township, producing for H&M is forcing workers to [complete] higher target[s] which [are] not possible to meet and forced overtime. Leave...[is] not allowed and some workers were dismissed [for] taking leave...Workers have to sign a warning letter if they do not meet the target.
Workers are asked to sign on the warning letter if they are taking leave...
The factory can dismiss workers after...the warning letter [is signed twice]...