Over 1,000 Myanmar garment workers out of job


  • Myanmar
  • Monday, 02 Mar 2020

AYEYAWADY, Myanmar (Eleven Media Group/ANN): More than 1,000 workers from a garment factory in Kangyidaunt Township in Ayeyawady Region are out of a job due to the closure of factory following a shortfall of raw materials from China.

The factory announced the shutdown on Feb 28. Workers got one-month compensation and other entitlements.

Ma Su Pone Chit, a labour head said: “The factory announced the workers need not come to the factory as of Feb 29. Workers will have to return their uniforms and staff ID cards when they withdraw their salaries.

"The workers don’t want compensatios. They want half of their salaries when the factory is closed. They want to return to work when the factory receives raw materials.”

Dr Soe Win, Ayeyawady Region Minister for Immigration and Human Resources did not entertain calls from Daily Eleven.

On Dec 9 last year, the factory workers staged a protest, and an agreement was reached between employer and employees.

The Chinese citizen-owned factory started its operation in the region in 2014. - Eleven Media Group/Asia News Network

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