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Thailand orders garment factories to compensate workers after illegal wages expose

12 Sep 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment factories in Thailand that supply to global brands such as coffee giant Starbucks and sports gear maker Bauer Hockey were raided by police on Thursday and ordered to compensate hundreds of workers after an expose found illegal underpayments.

Thailand orders garment factories to compensate workers after illegal wages expose

12 Sep 2019

BANGKOK, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment factories in Thailand that supply to global brands such as coffee giant Starbucks and sports gear maker Bauer Hockey were raided by police on Thursday and ordered to compensate hundreds of workers after an expose found illegal underpayments.

Exclusive: Thai garment factory investigated by Starbucks after illegal wages expose

05 Sep 2019

MAE SOT, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment factories in Thailand that supply to global brands such as coffee giant Starbucks and sports gear maker Bauer Hockey are under investigation after an expose found workers illegally underpaid in a region described as a "black hole".

New rules, new debts: slavery fears rise for migrant workers in Thailand

30 Aug 2019

PHNOM PENH/RAYONG, Thailand, August 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Leng Lyda swapped Cambodia for a fishing town in Thailand hoping to find a job in the seafood industry, he was ready for hard work. But he wasn't prepared for the delay, or the debt.

Migrants mistakenly held in Thai trafficking shelters: rights groups

07 Aug 2019

(This August 6 story has been corrected to remove reference to 'watchlist' in paragraph 6.)

Rescued human trafficking victims in Thailand nears record high

22 Jul 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labor in neighboring Malaysia causing a jump in the illegal trade.

Rescued human trafficking victims in Thailand nears record high

22 Jul 2019

BANGKOK, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malaysia causing a jump in the illegal trade.

Thai coalition party vows to row back on fishing industry laws

28 Jun 2019

SAMUT SAKHON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A political party set to form part of Thailand's new coalition government vowed on Friday to relax laws governing the country's multi-billion dollar fishing industry, a move labor activists warned could increase exploitation and abuse of workers.

Thai coalition party vows to row back on fishing industry laws

28 Jun 2019

SAMUT SAKHON, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A political party set to form part of Thailand's new coalition government vowed on Friday to relax laws governing the country's multi-billion dollar fishing industry, a move labour activists warned could increase exploitation and abuse of workers.

Thai model launches picture books to confront sex education taboos

26 Jun 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai model who has spoken out about sexual harassment said on Tuesday that she will publish a series of children's books to teach young people about sex in a country where sexual abuse is rarely discussed and teenage pregnancies have rocketed.

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