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23 Jun 2023

Yoon Sat, Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: More than 3000 workers at Myanmar York factory suffering rights violations

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"More than 3,000 workers at the Myanmar York (Myanmar Rock) Garment Factory in Hlaing Tharya are suffering from labour rights violations", 23 June 2023

It is reported that workers at the...Myanmar York (Myanmar Rock) Garment Factory on Jang Yeong Road have been subjected to many labour rights violations.

The Myanmar York (Myanmar Rock) garment factory is a factory with a total of nearly 3,000 workers, and the brands that are made in the factory are famous brands such as ZARA, Only and H&M.

The working hours of the 3,000 workers at the factory are 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and even though the morning start time is set at 8:00 a.m., they come to work at 7:00 a.m., call for 1 hour overtime, and then call for overtime from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but there is no scheduled ferry service when they arrive and they are not scheduled to return at night.


In addition, it is said that pregnant women are only allowed to enjoy 6 weeks in the east and 8 weeks in the west without receiving any maternity leave.


The factory is directly managed by foreigners and physical actions are taken...orders are taken that the workers cannot sew. There are 90 to 70 people per machine line...

Regarding the difficulties of the workers, the Work Coordination Committee (WCC) appointed by the employer in the factory could not protect what is happening in the factory except to sign overtime...

[Translated via Google Translate]