The US government has downgraded Thailand in its latest Trafficking in Persons report for failing to combat the trafficking of workers in various sectors, particularly Burmese men in the abusive and brutal fishing industry.
Category: Migrants Issues
Burmese migrant workers in Thailand fear that a crackdown is imminent as 70 Burmese nationals were arrested in Mae Sot on Monday.
International Workers’ Day celebrations were held all over Rangoon and among migrant communities in Thailand on Thursday, with migrant workers calling for better labour rights and minimum wage.
Burmese migrant workers in a garment factory in northern Thailand’s Mae Sot are striking over unpaid wages and long working hours.