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Textile, garment factory workers enter workplaces peacefully in Hlinethaya, Shwepyitha townships

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Factory workers have been entering their worksites in peace at 29 industrial zones in the Yangon Region to date and the same event happened at the Hlinethaya and Shwepyitha townships where most garment factories are located.
These days, a rumour about firing and giving a one-month suspension to workers from Sagaing were spread among them and also on social media. That is why the workers in industrial zones are concerned about their job, as a consequence of the stimulation caused by some scrupulous persons to interfere with the facilitation of job opportunities due to the regular operation of local industries.
“I’ve seen it (the rumour) on social media. Actually, it’s not as they said and never came across to me too. No reports were made to our Industrial Zone Committee. There are at most over 20 medium and small-scale factories under suspension due to the supply of electricity for only eight hours a day. Heavy industries and garment factories operate perfectly fine and the workers came to work regularly,” said Chairman U Myo Thein of the Shwepyitha and the Wahtaya Industrial Zone.
Business is operating in the Shwepyitha Industrial Zone (1) with about 50,000 workers at about 200 factories and, the Wahtaya Industrial Zone with about 20,000 workers at about 70 factories.
“Factories and workers from our Hlinethaya Shwelinpan Industrial Zone is running normally and there is no word about closing factories and firing workers for the ID issue. Garment factories are operating with the employer-employee mutual understanding on account of the excessive number of employees. I think the rumour is out to get in the way of a normal working environment,” stated Head of Office U Aung Ngwe of the Shwelinpan Industrial Zone Committee.
The Shwelinpan Industrial Zone is operating with about 420 plants and 59 of them are textile and garment factories. About 80,000 workers are joining the workplace and 15 new textile and garment factories were opened until August 2022. There are a total of 29 industrial zones in the Yangon Region. The Shwe Linpan Industrial Zone, the Shwethanlwin Industrial Zone, the Anawrahta Industrial Zone, the Myaseinyaung Industrial Zone and the livestock zone are in the Hlinethaya Township, in addition to the Industrial Zones 1 to 7. It is learnt that the workers are working at the factories in those industrial zones normally. — Nyein Thu (MNA)/GNLM

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