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Female labours from a Hlaing Thar Yar Garment Factory were forced to work overnight at the South Dagon Factory

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A family member of a young female labour reported to Myanmar Labour News that the officials of the MAIYIBEI garment factory in Shwe Lin ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar are forcing female labours to go to work overnight in factories at the East Dagon Township.

"Yesterday (October 9th) around noon, I was told that they had to go to work at a factory in the east of Dagon City as I called her. Can't contact her again at late night and today (October 10th) I was contacted early in the morning. They said they went out to buy snacks. She also told that they are working all night," said the family member.

It is also reported that there are 9 female labours who are working at the factory in the East Dagon Township. The young women from MAIYIBEI Garment Factory are only in their 20s, so the family members are worried as they cannot be contacted easily.

"An official from Hlaing Thar yar MAIYIBEI Factory said, they have to sleep for another night as the work is not over yet. So how are the girls doing? They can't take a shower and I am not sure whether they have money or not. Is it safe for young women to sleep in the factory. The factory side also said that they can't go and pick up. So why don't they inform the guardians in advanced?" said a family member of a young woman.

MAIYIBEI (Yangon) Garment Manufacturing Co;LTD is a garment factory located in Padauk Road, Shwe Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar Township, Yangon. A labour told that the factory labours did not know the exact location of the garment factory in the East Dagon City where they went to work, and as it was difficult to get contacted, the labours did not want to work, but the factory told them to.

"They said to work until 22:00 and all light overtimes only after the labours arrived the factory. I don't know where the factory is. Can’t get on the phone either. In fact, they should inform a day in advance. The factory should provide food and accommodation,” a female labour who visited a factory in the East Dagon City told Myanmar Labour News.

The MAIYIBEI Garment Factory has been opened with foreign investments and is said to be manufacturing warm jackets with a workforce of around 500. The factory was re-opened in June of this year. A factory labour said that they had to work 4 hours overtime a day, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m on Saturday and a half day on Sunday without wages.

“I asked the supers why we didn't get overtime pay. They said because they couldn't deliver the cloth. I if we could go back after keeping the finished fabrics. I had to work for more than 3 months without getting paid for overtime," said a female labour at the factory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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