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14 Dec 2022

Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Garment workers report labour rights violations at factory incl. wage theft & excessive production targets

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“Some garment factory workers have to work for a daily wage of 3,800 kyats”, 14 December 2022

According to the Federation of Myanmar General Trade Unions (FGWM), some workers at the Nanstock Garment Factory in Shwe Pya Thar Township only receive a daily wage of 3,800 Kyats, and there are also violations of labor rights.

``Even though they are skilled workers, they are not comfortable with the scarcity of jobs and high prices…they are being exploited with wages that are not equal to their labor.

The factory employs more than 80 day laborers, and they pay only 3,600 kyats and 3,800 kyats per day, and overtime is calculated at only 600 kyats per hour.

In addition, the super[visors] forced factory workers to sew 120 pieces of cloth in 1 hour. FGWM has reported that the workers'…are being exploited by not paying salaried employees full overtime…[and] cutting 2 days' wages and 10,000 kyats per day if they miss a day of work due to illness.

FGWM said that if there is a workplace injury in the factory, there is no leave from work, no social security pay, and no employment contract (EC) signed.

According to the statement of FGWM, the Nanstock garment factory...operates with more than 300 employees, and sews JANINA, FSBN brand clothes.

[Translation via Google Translate]