Myanmar: Workers report multiple labour rights abuses at Myanmar Jiale Fashion garment factory
Date Reported: 22 Jun 2023
CompaniesHennes & Mauritz (H&M) - Buyer , Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment - Supplier , Inditex - Former buyer , OYSHO (part of Inditex) - Former buyer , Zara (part of Inditex) - Former buyer
Total individuals affected: 1000Workers: ( 1000 - Location unknown , Clothing & textile , Gender not reported )
IssuesMandatory overtime , Wage Theft
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment allegedly supplies to H&M and Inditex for its OYSHO and ZARA brands; H&M and Inditex provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre. In October 2023, Inditex stated it no longer sources from the factory.
Source type: News outlet
"It is said that there are many violations of labor rights in the Myanmar Jiale Fashion garment factory", 22 June 2023
After the military coup, workers of the Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment Factory have been violating their rights according to the law.
This factory is owned by a Chinese national and is located in Hlaing Tharay Township. Shwe Salwin Industrial Zone opened at Chhin Deng (2) Road.
The factory is operated by a workforce of around 1,000, and is sewing the H&M brand, an international brand.
"Overtime is called at 8 p.m. I was also asked to take night shifts. He said that if he doesn't go down, he has to quit his job. They said they would increase the daily allowance, but they didn't actually increase it. I also got 5% cut from my salary. I don't know how the salary is calculated. When I went to ask, the answer was vague and ended," said a worker.
The Myanmar Jiale Fashion Garment Factory has been accused of violating labor rights since the coup. Calling workers overtime on Sundays; forcing child labor, Even though the probationary period is over, he is forced to continue as a day eater. WCC also said that it is working to change the terms of the contract without consultation.
"The speech is also very rude. The HR manager is not on the worker's side. The ministry did not inspect our factory. Now the workers don't know who to complain to," he said.
Factory workers want to enjoy the labor rights of the law, discrimination in the workplace, The worker said that he wants the officials to come and inspect the illegal activities.
[Translation via Google Translate]