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3 Apr 2023

Yoon Sat, Myanmar Labour News (Myanmar)

Myanmar: Workers at factory allegedly supplying Roxy, Quiksilver and Herschel report health and safety violations, denial of permanent contracts and unfair pay deductions

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"CLOTHO YANGON Co.,Ltd labor rights violations at the backpack factory", April 3 2023

[Workers at] the CLOTHO Yangon Co. Ltd ... factory located on Seang Thar Road [report that they are facing] labour rights violations ...

"If the workers miss a day of work, whether due to leave or not, [their pay will be deducted]. [The employer] will reduce the workforce due to the interruption of orders ... The workers who have already been reduced will be called to work with a daily wage," a worker expressed.

It is known that the factory is a non-unionised factory, owned by Koreans, operated by 1000 employees, and manufactures brands such as OGIO, QUIKSILVER, ROXY, [Herschel], etc.

In addition, [workers also report] not being allowed to enjoy statutory holidays; not [receving] the bereavement benefits contained in the EC contract when the parents of the workers die; [unreasonable production targets]; [harsh words from supervisors]; [and no spaces for eating or breaks.]

[Translation via Google Translate]