Thailand: Thai factory sacks nearly 400 Myanmar workers without notice or compensation; social welfare cards not released despite deduction of fees from salaries

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times, Published on: 2 January 2018

"Thai factory sacks nearly 400 Myanmar workers", 29 December 2017

Nearly 400 Myanmar workers employed by the IPD Packaging Ltd factory in Beung Kum district of Bangkok were fired…without any reason, said some of the workers.

According to Ko Than Soe, 390 legal Myanmar workers – with certificates of identity and passports – were unexpectedly sacked by the factory without any notice or compensation.

“Now, we have to stay at the Aid Alliance Committee (AAC) shelter because our rented room agreement will expire soon….” said Ma Moe Thuzar….

Workers said their monthly social welfare fees had been cut from their salaries, but they could not benefit from Thailand’s healthcare facilities because the company did not provide the social welfare cards to the employees.

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Related companies: IPD Packaging