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29 Jan 2021

Clean Clothes Campaign

Thailand: Clean Clothes Campaign continues to call on NBC Universal to compensate illegally underpaid garment workers in their supply chain months after other brands pay up

“NBC Universal: pay the migrant workers making your products in Thailand!”, January 2021

After global coffee brand Starbucks and UK supermarket brand Tesco, today Disney also made a commitment to pay us! Thank you so much for your support! We now ask NBCUniversal: what are you waiting for?

For two years we, a group of Burmese migrant workers, worked long … We worked 12 hours a day, had only a day off each month, and all that was illegally paid out to us was $1 an hour…

We are a group of mostly women, and we are legally owed approximately $110.000 USD for making the products of these global brands. We urge NBCUniversal to immediately pay us what we are owed …

NBCUniversal has a responsibility to ensure workers’ rights are respected in their supply chains. They must ensure we receive all the money we are owed for making their products, and their profits.

The Mae Sot region of Thailand is known to be 'a black hole' in the Thai garment industry, where labour rights violations are common place, and factories routinely take advantage of … migrant workers. If we win, this can set an important precedent for the future – that brands can’t just walk away, proving the power of collective worker action and global solidarity to ensure justice…