THAILAND: Apparel Workers Stage Rally To Demand Welfare Benefits
No violence was reported during the hour-long protest in front of Asia Garment Co and Thai-Eng Co. The two firms are located in the same compound and run by the same owner.
Protest leader Atthachai Sajjakhet said 1,200 workers hired by the two firms received 165 baht each in daily wages. No welfare benefits were provided, he claimed.
The workers want the management to provide them a monthly allowance of 400 baht each, a year-end bonus, a 10 per cent salary increase, transportation fees and free lunch.
Mr Atthachai said the management had ignored their demand and refused to hold talks.
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