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28 Sep 2022

Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Garment workers at Yi Cai factory reportedly closed without paying workers' compensation according to the law

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"The temporarily closed Yi Cai Garment Factory did not comply with the labor law", 28 September 2022

According to labor watchers, the Yi Cai Garment Factory, which announced that it will be temporarily closed due to the lack of orders to operate, has not been resolved...workers' compensation [according to the law].

The Yi Cai Garment Factory...will be temporarily closed for exactly two months from October 1 to November 31 due to a shortage of orders.

As for the workers working at the factory, 29 workers who were not satisfied with the temporary closure of business protested because they did not receive...pay according to the law, but at present, there is no equipment in the factory and they are suspicious that they are moving.

"...There is no equipment in the factory. I saw clothes being put in containers. While waiting, the police were all waiting, so I could only watch from the outside. They said it was closed for two months. Now that all the equipment is gone, closing for two months is impossible. It must be closed. If the closure ends, they will have to pay the compensation due to the law.''

The owner of the factory reported to the Township Workshop and Labor Law Inspection Department that the factory will be closed on October 1st after the male interpreter of the factory punched a worker.

If the business closes down, the workers will have to be paid according to the length of service according to the law as compensation for the closure of the work, but it is said that the temporary closure will only be calculated at the rate of 4,800...

''The truth is that the calculation is wrong. 4800 only. The last salary is not paid...

Currently, the workers say that they are concerned because the factory's materials are being transported and moved without any solution to the temporary closure of the business in accordance with the labor law.

[Translation via Google Translate]