Tesco addressing migrant worker abuse at Thailand distribution centres

Tesco addressing migrant worker abuse at Thailand distribution centres

Tesco addressing migrant worker abuse at Thailand distribution centres Migrant workers at Tesco’s distribution centres in Thailand are being abused, according to an annual modern slavery statement from the UK-based company. Out of 187 migrant workers interviewed in Thailand, many had issues with unexplained and illegal wage reductions, excessive overtime hours, indebtedness through recruitment fees. Migrant workers at…

Covid-19, poverty, social protection and the Thai economy

Covid-19, poverty, social protection and the Thai economy More than half of workers in Thailand are informal, meaning they are not covered by a social security scheme and are particularly vulnerable. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has touched people from all walks of life. Across Thailand, children have been home from school, employees have been working…

NBTC seeks to reduce mobile bills by 30%

NBTC seeks to reduce mobile bills by 30%

NBTC seeks to reduce mobile bills by 30% Hopefully for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has been meeting with Thailand’s telecom operators in an effort to lower mobile phone service fees for users. The NBTC say the fee reduction proposal is for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers and seeks to…

A golden moment for Thailand’s gold sellers

A golden moment for Thailand’s gold sellers The streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown today have been paved with gold… sellers. Today, dozens of Bangkok citizens lined up outside Yaowarat Road gold shops, creating chaos as they tried to sell off their gold ornaments and gold bars after the price gold rose by 550 baht per baht…