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21 Jun 2023

Yoon Sat, Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Workers at AMG factory reported to have faced poverty wage and attacks on freedom of association

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"AMG factory workers demand an increase of 5,600 kyats and pay overtime in accordance with the law"

According to the workers, the AMG factory workers have demanded an increase of 5,600 kyats in wages and overtime pay in accordance with the law.

It is reported that the AMG garment factory opened on U Tun Nyo Street and is operating with over a thousand workers...

It is reported that the factory is owned by Chinese people and manufactures brands such as esmara, ALPS...

A trade union has been formed in the workplace. On 26 April 2023, for the first time, the leaders of the labor union asked the employer to increase the wages, so the employer and the labor union agreed on 1 June 2023. They negotiated three (3) times and were informed by the employer that they could not raise the salary...

Currently, labor leaders who demand labor rights are being monitored and are facing threats, according to workers...

Under the current situation, the price of goods and wages for food are low and there are difficulties, so the workers want to fully meet their demands, he said.