Myanmar factory workers win $1.3m in labor dispute

By Agence France-Presse in Bangkok ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-03-02 08:20:31

A Thai tuna processing factory has agreed to pay staff $1.3 million compensation for a litany of labor abuses, an official said on Tuesday, a rare victory for migrant workers in the kingdom's scandal-stricken seafood industry.

Hundreds of Myanmar laborers at Golden Prize Tuna Canning, a processing plant in Samut Sakhon that sells fish to markets around the globe, have spent months seeking compensation for exploitative working conditions.

Thailand is the world's third-largest seafood exporter, but the industry is plagued with rights abuses and fueled by trafficked labor from neighboring Myanmar and Cambodia.

Myanmar factory workers win $1.3m in labor dispute

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