Slave labor victim speaks out

Keo Rotha was sitting in his small brick house in a quiet village in Pursat province, surrounded by coconut trees and a bamboo fence, looking at his old phone while waiting for a call to tell him the results of the court case he and ...

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New factory home for workers in brawl’s wake

Hundreds of Cambodian workers who refused to work at a Thai seafood factory after the deaths of two men in a violent brawl on Monday have been offered employment at another factory, their spokesman said yesterday. “The manager told us that in three more days, ...

Two Killed in Brawl at Thai Seafood Factory

A Cambodian man and a Burmese man were killed on Monday in a mass brawl that broke out between hundreds of migrant workers at a seafood factory in Thailand, a worker and a government official said yesterday. Fighting allegedly broke out between workers at Siam International ...

Agreement reached at Thai seafood factory

A conclusive settlement has been reached in the long-running dispute between a Thai seafood factory and its Cambodian employees, Cambodian ambassador to Thailand You Ay said yesterday. Rights groups and workers at the Phatthana Seafood factory in Thailand’s Songkhla province, which employs 1,050 Cambodians, have accused ...

Walmart Denies Link to Factory Tied to Abuse of Cambodians

Mega U.S. retailer Walmart has denied allegations that it buys food products from a Thai seafood factory accused of trafficking and mistreating Cambodian workers. In a report released on Tuesday, the Cambodian Legal Education Center (CLEC), which has sent staff to investigate the Phatthana Seafood Co. ...

Passport fee latest wrinkle in factory workers’ Thai plight

A rights group has raised concerns that up to 100 Cambodian migrant workers at a Thai seafood processing factory will be stranded abroad in less than a week without any income because they cannot afford to pay a passport fee demanded by their employer. Of the ...

Cambodians Face Abuse at Seafood Factory

A Thai seafood factory supplying retail giant Walmart is continuing to violate its labor arrangements with hundreds of Cambodian workers there and could leave up to 100 of them stranded and jobless by next week, the Cambodian Legal Education Center (CLEC) said in a new ...

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