December 13, 2017

Over Ks56m Paid To 180 Employees

Workers of Unipolar garment factory receive their compensations. Photo: Nay Lin
Workers of Unipolar garment factory receive their compensations. Photo: Nay Lin

Workers of the Unipolar garment factory at Shwe Linpan Industrial Zone in Hlaing Tharyar received their months salary and compensation yesterday. Over Ks56m was paid out to the 180 employees from the Factories & General Labor Law Inspection Department under the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population.
The factory, which was opened two years ago, was closed suddenly in May after the owner Mr Richard Young from China (Taipei) disappeared.
In response to the request from workers the department settled the labour issue with authorities issuing a warrant and selling off the factory and it’s contents last month.
At the payment ceremony, the Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister of Yangon Region U Zaw Aye Maung urged employers and employees to obey the rules and regulations issued by concerned departments, adding that if anything like this happens, it will be solved in accordance with the law.
“Employees received from Ks200,000 to Ks1m depending on their positions but most of the employees are still unemployed,” said Aung Thu, an employee.
Workers have not received a paycheck for two months.
U Win Shein, Director- General of the Factories & General Labor Law Inspection Department under the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population urged workers to apply for jobs at the factories in the industrial zones as there is a demand for skilled workers.
He also urged them to sign employment contract with employers so that employees can  enjoy their full rights.
—Min Thit

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