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Nanchanok Wongsamuth

Migrant workers face tough quarantine in Thailand as COVID-19 cases surge

May 28 2021

(Refiles to correct name of province in paragraphs 2 and 11)

Dozens arrested in Thailand in raid on gay 'chemsex' party

May 23 2021

BANGKOK, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai police said on Sunday that they had arrested 62 men for breaching coronavirus restrictions in a raid on a gay "chemsex" party, the country's largest such crackdown during the pandemic.

FEATURE-Concern over 'chemsex' grows as COVID-19 shuts Thailand's LGBT+ bars

May 17 2021

BANGKOK, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Beam, a gay sex worker, used to go to a "chemsex" party about once a month before the coronavirus pandemic shut Thailand's bars and clubs. But since then, the drug-fuelled gatherings have become much more frequent.

Thailand enlists industry groups in slavery blacklist effort

Mar 29 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thailand stepped up efforts to tackle modern slavery on Monday, with a dozen industry associations signing pacts to rid their supply chains of child and forced labour as part of a government drive to get several key exports taken off a U.S. blacklist.

Thailand orders lingerie maker to compensate workers in rare case

Mar 24 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Thai lingerie manufacturer has been ordered by authorities to compensate more than 1,200 workers who were dismissed without severance pay and wages owed to them when the factory shut down.

Canned tuna brands making 'glacial progress' in tackling modern slavery

Mar 23 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's top canned tuna firms are making "glacial progress" combating modern slavery in their supply chains, an advocacy group said on Tuesday, warning that the coronavirus pandemic had left fishers in Asia-Pacific more vulnerable to exploitation.

Thai airport workers stage protest over labour conditions

Mar 10 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of airport workers held a demonstration in the Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday to dispute changes to their contracts that they say strips them of basic labour rights and has led to forced resignations and arbitrary dismissals.

Thai airport workers stage protest over labour conditions

Mar 10 2021

BANGKOK, March 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of airport workers held a demonstration in the Thai capital Bangkok on Wednesday to dispute changes to their contracts that they say strips them of basic labour rights and has led to forced resignations and arbitrary dismissals.

'How will they survive?': Myanmar coup cuts lifeline for migrants' families

Mar 03 2021

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S ince arriving in Thailand a few years ago, Myanmar migrant worker Own Mar Shwe had been sending money home every month for her family to buy food and medicine.

Garment workers in Thailand receive full compensation after wages expose

Feb 24 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers in Thailand who were illegally underpaid while making products for major brands have received all the wages owed to them after theme park operator and film producer Universal Studios agreed to pay the outstanding amount.

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