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NGO Rejoinder

18 Aug 2014

State Enterprise Workers' Relations Confederation of Thailand (unofficial English translation of original in Thai)

State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand rejoinder to Thai Pineapple Industry Association (English translation)

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[Rejoinder to this response from Thai Pineapple Industry Association.]

“Subject: Confirm Receipt Thai Pineapple Industry Association (TPIA) Letter Regarding Andy Hall’s Case”, 18 August 2014

…In relation to the criminal prosecutions by Natural Fruit Company…[against] Andy Hall, these…followed publication of research findings…commissioned by…Finnwatch…The research involved assembling information from interviews of workers whose rights were violated…SERC considers that the dissemination of research on this occasion was intended to contribute to addressing or solving challenges facing migrant workers in the pineapple industry. For this reason, TPIA should open its mind and ears to the information shared as a means to address challenges regarding migrant workers as this would be beneficial to the sustainable trading success of the TPIA in the future. TPIA should use this crisis to exchange and converse to ensure positive labour relations…