Myanmar migrant workers to lodge appeal seeking back pay from Thai poultry giant

An appeal letter for 14 Myanmar migrant workers will be filed today pressing ahead with demands for substantial additional compensation from a poultry farm in Thailand’s Lopburi province accused of labour abuses, according to the Migrant Workers Rights Network. The network said the claimants are seeking 46 million baht (US$1.33 million) from Thai chicken exporting […]

Myanmar workers prefer to work in Thailand

Large-scale commercial building projects in Rangoon are reportedly being delayed by a shortage of skilled labor because Burmese workers still prefer jobs in Thailand. More than 2 million migrant workers remain in Thailand, where there are frequent reports of abuse and cheating by employers and job agents, and thousands of Burmese also choose to endure […]