Hteiktan garment workers will continue striking until their demands are met

Photo: Soe Thu Aung

Workers from ‘Hteiktan’ garment factory in Hlaingthayar Industrial Park 4 will continue their strike, which started seven days ago, until their demands of getting their November wages in full are met a clerk from the factory, Moe Sandar Myint, told Mizzima.

She added that workers from the sewing line which produces shirts got only one day’s salary while workers from the sewing line that produces trousers only got 15 day’s salary. As a result, the workers would continue staging their strike and demanding payment in full, free ferry transport, and other labour rights.

About 220 workers out of a total of about 300 workers are on strike. They were due to have a tripartite meeting on December 14 with the owner, employees, and officials from the Labour Department, but the owner never turned up.

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