Garment factory ordered to reinstate axed workers

Source: Myanmar Times

Published on Feb. 17, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Unitedtex overseas garment factory in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar township has been ordered by the regional arbitration council to reinstate nine workers whom the company fired last month.

The council also awarded the workers back pay and said in the order letter, dated February 15, that the factory, located in Industrial Zone (1), had not sought permission from the regional arbitration committee established by the Ministry of Labour to reduce their staff strength.

“We still haven’t gone back to work. We are not sure if the factory will take the case to the higher arbitration council. We are satisfied with the council’s ruling,” one of the dismissed workers, Ko Aung Ko, told The Myanmar Times yesterday...

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