Asia’s garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus, Retail News, ET Retail

Davida Erdahl

By : Thu Thu Aung and Ruma Paul

YANGON/DHAKA : Temporary manufacturing facility closures and layoffs have presently begun to hit very low wage workers throughout Asia as quarantines and vacation constraints from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains connected to China.

For 31-12 months-aged Myanmar employee Aye Su Than, the suspension of generation at Hunter Myanmar, which makes outfits for an Italian vogue brand, came out of the blue when managers educated its 900 workforce just about two weeks in the past.

“They mentioned, ‘There are no orders, no potential buyers, because of the virus we are heading to shut down,'” mentioned Aye Su Than, who is five months pregnant and would make about $130 per thirty day period.

She mentioned she obtained $320 in payment from the manufacturing facility, which declined to comment when contacted.

“We don’t know what to do now… It is not uncomplicated to utilize

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