A mass protest by workers laid off from the Thai Iryo garment factory is to come to an end with the news that they will receive compensation from the sale of the company assets.

A shortage of funds led to the closure of the factory back in October last year with the loss of around 1,200 jobs. Since the closure, workers have been protesting for compensation outside the factory gates.

The firm has been ordered to pay the workers 40.3m baht ($950,000) in compensation by the Thanyaburi Labour Court.