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13 Jul 2023

Yoon Sat, Myanmar Labour News

Myanmar: Workers experience low pay and unpaid overtime at Shwe Myanmar Standard Garment factory

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After the coup d'état, the prices of goods in Myanmar have risen exponentially, but the daily wage of basic workers has only increased to 800 kyats, so workers are still facing difficulties in their livelihoods.

"While the prices of all things are rising, the workers' wages are only 800 kyats a day. Overtime pay is 100 kyats. This is not a suitable rate according to the current increase in commodity prices," said a worker.

At the Shwe Myanmar Standard Garment Factory in Kanaung Prince Kyi Road, Shwe Lin Van Fire Circle, Hlaing Thayar Township, Shwe Lin Van Industrial Zone, workers are paid 5,600 kyats as a day allowance, but some are only paid 4,800 kyats.

If the orders requested by the factory management are not met during working hours, workers need to work overtime and do not receive overtime pay.


The workers had to work overtime and did not receive overtime pay...


The factory started working on May 15, 2023, and there are about 120 workers...it is reported that even though the 5,600 kyats allowance will be increased, helpers are discriminated against and not paid 5,600 kyats in line with other employees.

The factory is making Slazenger brand, and the officials of the Tung Yu Garman Garment Factory, which supplies the garment, have asked the FGWM organization to help solve the workers' problems as soon as possible.

(Translated via Google Translate)