Burmese nationals lead more than 2,000 migrant workers at a major Thai seafood exporting company in calling for bigger bonuses and better welfare benefits, a rare demand in a country that bars foreigners from forming trade unions.
Prominent British rights activist Andy Hall leaves Thailand, saying he fears for his safety amid legal problems and growing harassment from companies.
A top European Union official criticises a Thai court ruling that found the British rights activist guilty of criminal defamation for alleging labour abuses.
A guilty verdict for a British activist in Thailand charged with defamation for alleging ill-treatment of migrant workers at a big fruit company sets an alarming precedent, say rights groups.
The NHRC’s findings matched results from an earlier Labour Ministry and Labour Protection and Welfare Department probe.
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.