Migrants protest at Thai factory
More than 800 workers at the Golden Prize canning company in Mahachai, Thailand, have protested for violating employee rights, according to Ye Min from the Thai-based Aid Alliance Committee (AAC).
“More than 1,000 people work at the factory. The workers asked the owners to allow them to apply passports and new identity cards, to stop unfair wage cuts, to repair toilets and to provide water regularly,” said Ye Min.
“They contacted us and asked for our help. The labour representative from the Myanmar embassy also visited. We made negotiations with the Thai authorities, the owner and workers in cooperation with the embassy,” he continued. "The owner told the workers not to protest again."
More than 2,000 workers from Myanmar at the Sea Value Group demanded a pay rise and better working environment on January 30, according to the Migrant Worker Rights Network.