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By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
During the Covid-19 pandemic, when performance and entertainment venues closed, Thailand's musicians faced unemployment and lack of income. Many were forced to sell their beloved instruments or resort to finding other jobs to make ends meet, while missing out on assistance from the government for being informal workers. Meanwhile, the pandemic brought to the surface issues faced by workers in the Thai music industry, from precarious employment and unfair working conditions to lack of support for the creative economy.
By CSO Coalition for Ethical and Sustainable Seafood and Oxfam International |
<p>Living wage is necessary in the post-pandemic world to ensure workers in global food supply chains are able to afford a decent and dignified life which in turn will benefit businesses and the overall economy, but more must be done to make it a reality, a panel discussion suggested.</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>