Report: "Migrant & Child Labor in Thailand’s Shrimp & Other Seafood Supply Chains"

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16 September 2015

Migrant & Child Labor in Thailand’s Shrimp & Other Seafood Supply Chains: Labor Conditions & the Decision to Study or Work - Executive Summary

Author: Asia Foundation & Intl. Labour Organization

…[T]his research identified a number of key issues relating to migrant children working in the shrimp and seafood processing industries…[Key findings include the following:] Children working in the shrimp and seafood industries were more frequently exposed to occupational hazards than children working in other industries…Children in the shrimp and seafood industries were twice as likely to incur injuries as children working in other industries…Due to the lower level of pressure exerted by international buyers in the shrimp industry, that industry has been slower to adopt and enforce international standards for processes and labor conditions…

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15 September 2015

Child Workers in Thai Seafood Industry Face Hazards, Injuries: Report

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Children employed in Thailand’s seafood processing industry are more exposed to workplace hazards such as fire or gas, and are twice as likely to be injured than minors working in other industries, experts said…Almost 20 percent of children in the seafood industries reported workplace injuries, compared to 8.4 percent in other workplaces, the International Labor Organization and the Asia Foundation experts said in a new report…Migrant children are disproportionately exploited because Thailand’s seafood industry, with exports valued at US$3 billion a year, relies heavily on cheap labor, mostly from Burma…

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