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Myanmar Guotai Huasheng Glory Fashion garment factory does not solve workplace problems

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Labours at the Myanmar Guotai Huasheng Glory Fashion Garment Factory say that the factory is committing labour rights violations without resolving workplace issues. The factory is located in U Htun Nyo Street, Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone 2, Yangon. 

According to the labours, the issues occurring are forcing the fired labours to write that they resigned with their desire and if not intimidate about the wages, forcing C and D grades labours to meet the A and B standards even the standards are classified as A, B, C and D in the workplace. supervisors using to slanders to subordinates while asking for the fabric demands, not resolving the labour and workplace issues although reported.

More than 700 labours are employed and owned by Chinese national. The factory is also manufacturing PRIMARK, esmara and Inextenso brands. “26 of us have to work to get the standards that 33 of us used to in the past. They take far more than our best.

Even though the grades are divided into A, B, C, and D according to the skill level, they force those with low skill fees to manufacture big points.

It is reported that if there is any work-related problem during the work, there is no trade union formed to solve it, and there is no solution even when they go to inform the currently formed work coordination committee WCC.

In the demand for the fabric standard of the individual labours, they yell at the substandard labours, especially the Line 12 Super and Line 5 Super. In line 5, each labour was asked to shout for the record at each step, and the labour said that they are also taking actions to pressurize and fight.

"They made the labours to yell at each other for asking fabric standards which means inciting them. Asking for a record is Super's job, and the workers should not be doing this,” said a labour.

There are also other violations such as even if there are various reasons, they are not allowed to use the phone during working hours, they are not allowed to return if they are sick, and the labours who quit are prohibited from saying that they quit because of heavy workload, the ferry is not on time, monitoring the labours having sneak on break time and forcing them to sign warning and not taking responsibilities by not checking CCTV if there is a loss of phones and money in the factory. 

As they don’t take any responsibilities in the workplace and never consider the labours appeals, the labours want the factory side to resolve these issues.


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