hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Thai Fishery Producers Coalition claims industry has made efforts to eliminate forced & child labour; calls for upgrade in US report

Get RSS feed of these results

All components of this story

Article
30 June 2014

Thai Fishery Producers Coalition claims industry has made efforts to eliminate forced & child labour; calls for upgrade in US report

Author: Petchanet Pratruangkrai, Nation (Thailand)

"Producers vow to clean up act", 30 June 2014

MEMBERS of the Thai Fishery Producers Coalition made a joint commitment in April to completely eliminate child and forced labour from their 'upstream' supply chains to 'downstream' manufacturers within two years. That was before the US downgraded Thailand to the lowest level of Tier 3 in its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report (TIP)…Thailand should be upgraded in the TIP report soon…[Poj Aramwattananont, chairman of the Thai Fishery Producers Coalition] claimed, as the industry has made serious efforts to eliminate forced and child labour for many years. All coalition members has vowed to rid child and forced labour from their facilities and pre-production process by September. In one year, they will draw up a plan to provide better facilities for workers, such as accommodation. In 2 years, they will commit to eliminate child and forced labour in their supply chain…

Read the full post here

Article
20 June 2014

US demotes Thailand, Qatar, Malaysia in Trafficking in Persons report – cites modern-day slavery among migrant workers

Author: Katie Hodal, Annie Kelly & Dan Roberts, Guardian (UK)

"US demotes Thailand and Qatar for abysmal human trafficking records", 20 June 2014

The US has signalled its mounting concern over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar after it downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watchlist following revelations of appalling maltreatment of migrant workers. Thailand was relegated to the lowest rank in the state department's Trafficking in Persons (TiP) report – meaning it is now considered no better than North Korea, Iran or Saudi Arabia in the way it treats workers and protects them from abuse. Qatar was demoted to a watchlist one rung above, and will join Thailand if it doesn't improve its record in the coming years. Malaysia was also downgraded... The report said that…"many" of [Qatar’s] 1.2 million migrant workers faced conditions of modern slavery when they arrived to work there…

Read the full post here