Myanmar: Honor Apparel garment workers allegedly owed full compensation after temporary factory closure; incl. co. responses
On 14 March 2021 Honor Apparel factory was burnt down by a fire and subsequently closed for six and a half months. During the closure, workers reportedly struggled to make ends meet as the factory did not continue to pay wages or provide compensation. In January 2022, the factory paid over 400 workers partial compensation for only three months. Workers have demanded that they be compensated for the entire duration the factory was closed.
In June 2022, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited C&A, KappAhl, KIABI and OVS SpA to respond, and in February 2023, invited LPP S.A to respond. C&A, KIABI, LPP S.A. and OVS SpA responded. KappAhl did not respond, but informed us in January 2023 that it had ceased operations at Honor Apparel in 2020. The full responses are included below.