Workers ‘under pressure’ in Korean-owned clothing factories in Myanmar


Excessive working hours and overtime, incorrect pay, discrimination and unsafe working conditions were just some of the issues uncovered in several South Korean-owned clothing factories in Myanmar, according to a new publication.

The report entitled Under Pressure was produced by Myanmar labour rights group Action Labor Rights (ALR).

It was based on a survey of 39 factory sites, mostly in industrial zones in the Yangon region and Bago, undertaken in mid-2015 that compared conditions in factories to Myanmar legal requirements.

The survey revealed significant non-compliance on the part of many factories, particularly concerning laws on working hours and overtime, said ALR.

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