2,000 Burmese Migrants Petition Thai Seafood Firm for Better Pay and Benefits
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Reuters] by Alisa Tang - January 31, 2017
Bangkok - More than 2,000 migrant workers at a major Thai seafood exporting company have called for bigger bonuses and better welfare benefits, a rare demand in a country that bars foreigners from forming trade unions, a rights group said.
Seven migrant workers from Myanmar submitted the request on behalf of more than 2,000 migrant workers to the government's labour protection and welfare office and to Unicord PCL, a leading tuna processor, said the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), which supported the effort.
"We believe this negotiation will be successful and lead to a trickle-down effect where other employees will be empowered and...
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