Myanmar garment workers are calling on international fashion brands sourcing from the country to issue a public and collective pro-workers statement as the situation worsens amid pro-democracy protests.
Workers who participate in or show interest in the country’s Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and pro-democracy protests are intimidated, threatened and, in some cases, fired by factory management, according to officials. organizers of the country’s work. The intimidation includes discrimination in the workplace, lower wages for workers who take time off to participate in protests and threats of mass layoffs.
“Now is the time for brands to help workers in Myanmar, because workers and our country need democracy,” says Ma Moe Sandar Myint, President of the Federation of…
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