abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphLinkedInlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

20 Oct 2023

Yoon Sat, Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Over 400 garment workers report labour rights violations at factory

See all tags Allegations

"More than 400 workers at the ALLAND FASHION factory are having their labor rights violated", 20 October 2023

...According to the workers, the ALLAND FASHION LIMITED garment factory opened in Hlaing Thayar Township [and] is committing many labor rights violations against more than 400 factory workers.

It is said that the factory is owned by a Chinese citizen and manufactures the defacto brand.

[Despite] casual leave that workers are entitled to, [they are] not...able to enjoy medical leave; If the workers are sick (or cannot go to work for various reasons), they will...be [considered] absent without giving a casual leave, so if the workers miss a day of work... is reported that a total of (24,800) are being cut.

Also...super[visors] [call for targets] that the workers cannot [meet]...

It is said that [supervisors] are still shouting and making requests for the [high target].

"...they were swearing, screaming and asking for it...," the worker said.

Even though the workers are labeled as having been paid professional fees, it is not known what the level of professional fees is. The unsatisfied worker said that only some workers who are comfortable with the supers are paid 20,000 kyats, and the workers who work really hard are not given benefits.

In addition, if they cannot meet the demands of the Superintendent, they will not release the workers at 7:00 p.m. and ask them to work overtime until 12:00 p.m. for free. He said that he was being robbed of money and there was no responsibility on the part of the employer, and he was always working overtime.

If the workers quit their jobs, the money for the day of the resignation is not easily released, and the time is delayed, and...the workers are [only] given priority when they pay (10,000 kyats).

30 underage child workers [are] being forced to work in the workplace; It is reported that the workers have been working for only 4,800 kyats as a daily wage, and have not been given a wage increase.

Because of many such rights violations

The workers [call for the following demands]:

  1. Allow workers to enjoy vacation and medical leave.
  2. When asking for a [target], ask for only a [target] that can be [met] and [do] not swear...when asking for a [target].
  3. Supervisors [stop] swearing; Not to scream.
  4. Not to ask for money when the workers who quit are paid.
  5. It is reported that they would like to request 5 requests such as to pay the workers with fairness in paying professional fees and to divide the professional fee level at one time.

[Translation via Google Translate]