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15 Jul 2022

Myanmar: Settlement reached after garment worker at UNIFA handbag factory dismissed without compensation; incl. co. response

In September 2021, it was reported that a worker at UNIFA Handbag Myanmar had been dismissed without receiving legally owed compensation. A settlement has since been reached.

In June 2022, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Primark, Juicy Couture (Authentic Brands), Koltov and LPP S.A. to respond.

Primark said it had launched investigations into the cases of labour rights abuses in Myanmar garment factories raised by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) , and that in all cases, remediation had either been put in place or completed. Primark also said they no longer worked with two of the suppliers, as they failed to meet their Code of Conduct requirements. LPP S.A. said it had begun a thorough and urgent external third party audit in the factories it sourced from, where labour rights abuses had reportedly taken place. The full responses are included below. Juicy Couture and Koltov did not respond.

Company Responses

Primark (part of Associated British Foods) View Response
Juicy Couture

No Response


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