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29 Aug 2021

Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Workers at bag factory allege they are forced to work overtime on low wages

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“Some workers are said to be struggling because they have to work overtime until midnight”, 29 August 2021

…At a time of political instability, workers say they are forced to work overtime until midnight…

…The overtime work is being done at the Hesheng Myanmar Bag Factory in Industrial Zone 3.

He says he earns only 1,200 kyats per hour and has been working overtime for almost two months.

"The problem is that there are forced OTs (overtime)…If we can't do it, we will be insulted. We can not say that it is not convenient. An employee told Myanmar Labor News…

The normal working hours of the factory are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm…and the average salary is 170,000 to 200,000 kyats. After taking a 15-minute break from work each day, he began working overtime, working at least four days a week.

The factory produces handbags, It employs about 1,000 people and makes leather bags.

[Translation via Google Translate]