Myanmar: Garment workers report verbal abuse & dismissals if workers fail to meet increased targets
Date Reported: 26 May 2022
ProjectsMyanmar Efforts Garment - Employer
Total individuals affected: 1000Workers: (1000 - Location unknown - Sector unknown)
IssuesGender Discrimination, Mandatory overtime, Excessive production targets, Dismissal
Response sought: No
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Source type: News outlet
“Myanmar Efforts Garment workers say they have been forced to work three times a day and are being forced to work without a day off”, 26 May 2022
At present, the [target] is up to 1,500, which is [beyond what] workers…can…sew.
If the required [targets] are not met, supervisors will use harsh language, and [there] will be shouting and firing in the workplace…
[T]here has been no recruitment of certified full-time employees.
Workers…demand…an end to dismissals and insults in the workplace for refusing to work overtime.
According to a Myanmar Efforts Garment worker, the employer is taking overtime on a three-hour-a-day basis without the consent of the workers.
Myanmar Efforts Garment Factory [makes clothes for] brands such as hunkemoller…
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