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By Wanna Tamthong |
In a sewing factory on the Thai border, migrant workers are working in abusive condition and being paid less than minimum wage to sew garments. Those who demand a fair wage were fired. Their names were put on a blacklist, and other factory owners were told to not hire them. Now, they are filing a lawsuit with a court in the UK against clothing brands for ordering products from a factory that used forced labour and paid unfair wages.
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>A new short film by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) explores challenges and abuses faced by migrant workers working on&nbsp;rose plantations in Thailand, including difficult working conditions and unfair wages.</p>
By Seafood Working Group |
<p>In the wake of the U.S. government suspending billions of dollars in trade preferences for Thailand due to worker rights issues,&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1576313504229000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFUYshKqvM2WLwkTIG9cRfPA2u5YQ" href="" target="_blank">organizations participating in the Seafood Working Group&nbsp;released a statement&nbsp;on Human Rights Day</a>&nbsp;strongly urging the Thai government to undertake the necessary reforms to have the trade benefits reinstated. The 24 organizations also urged global companies buying seafood from Thailand to ensure that workers&rsquo; rights are fully protected in their supply chains.</p>
<div> <div>General Motors Thailand has allegedly violated labour rights by pressuring its unwanted workers to resign, said a labour activist.</div> <div> </div> <div>On 25 March 2018, Bunyuen Sukmai, Secretary-General of the Eastern Region Labour Union Association, told the media that over 20 members of the GM Thailand trade union will stage a march to the UN Office in Bangkok tomorrow. </div></div>
By Human Rights Watch (HRW) |
<p>&nbsp;<a href="">Thai</a>&nbsp;authorities should drop&nbsp;<a href="">criminal defamation charges</a>&nbsp;against 14 Burmese migrant workers who alleged that their employer violated their labor rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Proceedings in the case will begin in Don Muang Magistrates Court in Bangkok on June 7, 2017.</p>