A Thai labour tribunal has ordered a construction company to pay over 180 Burmese migrant workers more than US$140,000 in unpaid wages.
A Facebook post that alerted a group of Burmese migrants to their own exploitation has triggered a landmark case on the rights of foreign workers in Thailand.
The three men were rescued from a Chonburi dock after their boat returned to shore.
The agreement will significantly shorten the “work break” period that migrants must stay in Burma after their Thai work permits expire.
“The kids are getting older and they won’t be able to return to Burma until their parents make some money. So they just grow older and older.”
Thai police say a crackdown on human traffickers has led to the dismantling of thirty five criminal rings supplying slaves to fishing boats.