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Union busting at Sunstar Engineering in Thailand

29 May, 2020Despite international pressure and action by global unions, workers’ rights are continuing to be violated in Thailand. Japanese automotive part manufacturer Sunstar Engineering has laid off union members, hiding behind the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thai unions call for review of labour laws

22 November, 2019The suspension of US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for 573 types of Thai products sent a shockwave throughout Thailand, but unions say it provides the Thai government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers’ rights.

Unions in South-East Asia confront Industry 4.0 challenges

21 October, 2019Trade union representatives from six countries in South-East Asia gathered in Bangkok on 16 and 17 October to discuss how to best protect workers as industry undergoes rapid transformation due to digitalization and automation.

ICT, Electrical and Electronics unions prepare for sustainable future

16 October, 2019More than 60 representatives of trade unions from 13 countries met in Bangkok, Thailand, this week for the IndustriALL Global Union ICT, Electrical and Electronics World Conference, setting a four-year plan of action at a time of increasing global instability.

Thai workers demand to increase minimum wage

20 August, 2019Some 20 union activists of the Chemical Workers Union Alliance (CWUA), an IndustriALL Thai affiliate, marched outside the government house demanding an increase of national daily minimum wage to 425 THB (US$14) and an increase of monthly social benefit for aging people to 3000 THB (US$97).

South East Asian cement workers demand an end to unfair competition

25 July, 2019IndustriALL Global Union’s South East Asia affiliates call upon governments take action to stop unfair competition and protect cement workers in the region.

IndustriALL files complaint against Tokyo 2020 Olympic partner, Mitsubishi Electric

5 June, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is lodging a complaint against Mitsubishi Electric with the Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to stop rights abuses at the company’s Thai operations.

Organizing in the textile and garment sector in Thailand

21 May, 2019IndustriALL organized the first workshop in Thailand on organizing in the supply chain for textile, garment, shoes and leather (TGSL) sector affiliate, Textile Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand (TWFT) on 3-4 May in Bangkok.

Olympic 2020 partner Mitsubishi Electric humiliates workers in Thailand

8 November, 2018Join the LabourStart campaign and demand that Mitsubishi Electric reinstate 24 laid off and 48 excluded union leaders and members, and stop violating fundamental trade union rights.

Olympic 2020 partner Mitsubishi Electric humiliates workers in Thailand

4 October, 2018An official partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Mitsubishi Electric subjected locked-out union members at its plant in Thailand to degrading and humiliating treatment and is now refusing to reinstate 26 union leaders and members.