Myanmar: Garment workers report harassment and increased workload at Honor Apparel
Date Reported: 21 May 2022
CompaniesHonor Apparel Garment - Supplier , Kiabi - Former buyer , KappAhl - Former buyer , OVS SpA - Former buyer
Total individuals affected: 800Workers: ( 800 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile )
IssuesGender Discrimination , Excessive production targets , Personal Health , Wage Theft
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
Story containing response: (Find out more)
Action taken: Honor Apparel allegedly supplied to KappAhl, OVS SpA and KIABI; OVS SpA and KIABI provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre.
Source type: News outlet
“Workers at Honor Apparel Garment Factory say there are workplace harassment and problems” 21 May 2022
Previously, a total of 250 garments were set for eight hours of work and two hours of overtime, but now the number of garments has been increased to 400...
The factory workers...they are being replaced by unskilled workers...
In the second week of March 2021, the factory was temporarily closed for six months after a fire, and reopened in October without informing the workers…
"[bonuses are] deducted from the monthly salary of the garment workers…for no reason.
"In the past, the daily standard of clothing was eight hours of work and two hours of overtime for a total of 10 hours for 250 garments. Now…the standard number of garments is being increased up to 400 per day. We have to sew 150 more garments than before…”said an employee at the Honor Apparel garment factory.
He also said that in the workplace, employees are being rudely insulted…
The factory workers also want the hot and cold water heaters to be installed at the site and to have enough cleaners.
OVS [clothing is]…made at the Honor Apparel Garment Factory…
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