Myanmar: Garment workers report verbal abuse at Carhartt supplier
Date Reported: 19 Sep 2022
CompaniesEslite Garment - Supplier , Carhartt - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 2700Workers: ( 2700 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile )
IssuesIntimidation , Gender Discrimination , Excessive production targets , Harassment (other than sexual)
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Eslite Garment allegedly supplies to Carhartt; Carhartt provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre.
Source type: News outlet
" The secretary of the ESLITE factory claims to be pressuring and threatening the workers in the workplace.", 19 September 2022
A factory worker said that the woman who is the owner's secretary of ESLITE Garment factory is pressuring and threatening the workers in the workplace. The female garment worker said that this kind of pressuring and threatening talk has been going on for years, but this year they have been making bad comments.
"The boss's secretary was very rude to our employees, "I can't bear the slandering of the little girl employees," said the female garment worker.
Eslite Garment Co. Ltd garment factory is Yangon Region, Hlaing Tharay Township, Shwe Lim Van Industrial Zone, The employees of the factory said that it is located on Maung Sanghid Road and is owned by a Taiwanese citizen.
The secretary of the factory owner is Daw Thinggi Win, and the ESLITE Garment Co.Ltd garment factory has been inspected by relevant labor officials due to oppression in the workplace.
A female garment worker who has been working at the factory for more than 2 years said that after the inspection, the workers were able to move freely and some social security issues were convenient, but the harshness of the secretary's speech became worse...
A female factory worker said that the secretary's verbal abuse and threats caused psychological damage.
"There are more psychological injuries than physical injuries. I'm also very tired at work," he said.
The workers said that although there is a labor union in the factory to resolve the harsh words of the secretary, the leaders also have difficulties to speak, and they complained to the relevant labor officer's office, but it was ineffective.
At the current ESLITE Garment Co.Ltd garment factory, workers say that [the]supervisors are demanding double the amount of [production] and that shuttle buses are late, causing more stress at work.
Eslite Garment Co.Ltd garment factory has around 2700 workers [and supplies] Carhartt brand[ed] warm clothes...
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