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22 Apr 2022

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Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Garment workers report unsafe working conditions at factory incl. refusal to turn on fans in hot weather

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“AMG-1 garment workers face harassment...over blatant violations of labor rights”, 22 April 2022

After the military coup, workers at the AMG-1 Garment Garment Factory have been facing difficulties due to threats [for] unionists to stop negotiating as before, as well as unilateral violations of the terms of the employer-employee agreement…

[When they] hire a new person, HR will ask for 20,000…”a worker at the factory told Myanmar Labor News.

According to workers, the owner of AMG1 Garment Factory has opened another dyeing factory, forcing garment workers to work in the dyeing industry, and…dismissing garment workers on the grounds that they are unskilled.

"Pregnant women are not allowed [to work] in accordance with the social security law. The factory did not turn on the fans despite the heat, so the workers were [sick] and vomited," he said…The power lines are exploding and cannot be repaired. "It is very dangerous for our workers…," said one worker...

[Workers] are demanding that workers not be insulted, workers should be allowed to work in accordance with the law, workers should be allowed to work only the hours set by their employers, and pregnant women should be allowed to work in accordance with social security laws…

[Translation via Google Translate]