Final report of a complaint at a factory in Myanmar supplying Takko
On 29 May 2017, FWF received a complaint from a worker who is currently employed by the factory. The complainant claimed that his/her section (Ironing) department was asked to do overtime on that day until 8:30 pm, and overtime was not voluntary. FWF decided that the case is admissible on 29 May 2017. FWF communicated the case to the factory management shortly after the call to get their response. FWF also asked the complainant if he/she told his/her supervisor and he/she said that the supervisor had asked them to do OT. FWF also checked with the plaintiff if he/she raised the issue with the WCC members. However, he/she claimed to not trust the WCC members because they all are supervisors. The investigation showed that there was an OT assignment for the ironing section. FWF concluded that the worker should not feel forced to work overtime.
FWF suggested that management should let the workers know that it is not obligatory to do overtime. Later, the complainant indicated his/her satisfaction that the factory management conveyed that overtime is voluntary and workers are free to leave if they do not want to work overtime.Download