Amidst COVID-19 crisis, the Sri Lanka Chamber of Garment Exporters (SLCGE) has extended its support to the Brandix Group and its employees especially those working in the Yakahatuwa, Minuwangoda plant.
A responsible association representing the SMEs in the apparel industry, SLCGE has actively supported the health and law enforcement authorities to eradicate the impact of COVID-19. By doing this, it is helping the national economy to generate foreign exchange which is the need of the day.
With over 1,000 garment workers from the Minuwangoda factory testing positive for COVID-19, several allegations were levelled against the parent company – Brandix Apparel about how they handled the upsurge of cases. At the onset of the indefinite curfew period in March, many garment workers were at the receiving end of a challenging situation where many junior workers lost their jobs and those who went on leave weren’t paid.