A group of striking workers at Triumph International's Thai production facility are to return to their jobs following talks between the company's management and its union committee to settle the dispute.

In a statement sent to just-style today (17 September), the intimate apparel maker said: "Both the company and the Labour Union are fully committed to the terms of this settlement and to a speedy resumption of regular work."

2,000 of the 6,000 employees at the Body Fashion Thailand (BFT) factory in Bangplee had walked out in protest at the sacking in July of the chairperson of its union in Thailand for wearing a T-shirt that insulted the Thai monarchy.
But following a series of talks, BFT signed an agreement with the Triumph International of Thailand Labour Union on Friday (12 September) to reinstate all employees who were involved in the strike.

The company says it will not pursue disciplinary action of any kind against those employees that took part in the disruption.

But it says moves to reconsider the dismissal of union official Jitra Kotshadej "can only come through the legal means afforded by the Thai court system." A court hearing on this case is scheduled for 23 September.