Gina Form Bra Co has offered severance payments to workers at its Thai lingerie factory following protests staged to demand compensation.

According to the Associated Press news service, 500 workers protested on Sunday (8 October) outside the US Embassy in Bangkok.

The owner of Gina Bra Form, Hong Kong-based Clover Group International, will give employees severance payments when the factory closes at the end of October and moves to China, AP said.

Gina, which makes undergarments for Limited Brands' subsidiary Victoria's Secret and other American companies, reportedly employs about 1,600 workers.