Myanmar: Lucky Fortune garment factory accused of violating workers' rights incl. forced & unpaid overtime, denial of leave & denial of permanent contracts
Date Reported: 19 Mar 2022
CompaniesMyanmar Lucky Fortune Garment - Supplier , Inditex - Buyer , Bestseller - Reported buyer , Zara (part of Inditex) - Buyer , Stradivarius (part of Inditex) - Buyer , Pull & Bear (part of Inditex) - Buyer , Sinsay (part of LPP S.A.) - Buyer , LPP Spółka Akcyjna - Buyer , ONLY (part of Bestseller) - Reported buyer
Total individuals affected: Number unknownWorkers: ( Number unknown - Location unknown , Clothing & textile , Gender not reported )
IssuesDenial of permanent contracts , Mandatory overtime , Wage Theft , Denial of leave
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Myanmar Lucky Fortune garment factory allegedly supplies to Inditex for its ZARA, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius brand, BESTSELLER for its ONLY brand and LPP S.A. for its Sinsay brand; all brands provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre. BESTSELLER stated it does not source from the factory.
Source type: Social Media
“Lucky Fortune garment factory violation of labour rights in Myanmar.”, 19 March 2022
The workers reported that the Lucky Fortune garment factory, which produces for ZARA and ONLY, has been violating labour rights…
"There are hundreds of workers who have completed the probationary period, but they have not been offered permanent employment. They are kept as a daily wage worker. The workers on probation are forced to work overtime on Saturdays without being paid overtime fees. If workers do not work overtime on Sundays, the permanent workers are switched into daily labourer status,” said a worker who has faced such exploitation. The factory workers are forced to work overtime and have difficulty obtaining leave provided by the Leaves and Holiday Act. No union has been able to establish to address such violations and demand full workers’ rights. Affected workers call for providing permanent employment status to those who have completed the probationary period, compensation to the daily waged workers' overtime working hours, and to set overtime on Sundays only with the consent of the workers.