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13-month campaign leads to union win

19 May, 2022Thirteen months of continuous campaigning has led to a union win for Triumph International Thailand Labour Union (TITLU). Now Brilliant Alliance Thai Global (BAT) will pay the money owed to the 1,388 illegally fired workers.

Lingerie brands urged to pay 1,388 Thai workers US $7.4 million

16 February, 2022On Valentine’s day, 14 February, more than one hundred members of IndustriALL Global Union in the Asia Pacific region took lingerie brands Victoria’s Secret, Torrid and Lane Bryant to task, urging the brands to take responsibility for the workers in their supply chains.

Union protest results in criminal charges

28 January, 2022Police in Thailand have filed criminal charges against two union officials and four other labour activists after speaking at a protest, demanding that the Thai government and brands including Victoria’s Secret pay salaries owed to 1,388 lingerie workers.

Thai lingerie workers call on government to take action against Victoria’s Secret supplier

14 October, 2021The Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand (CILT) is calling on the Thai Prime Minister to take legal action against Victoria's Secret supplier Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd. (BAT), which owes 1,388 workers unpaid wages and severance pay for seven months, and to assume responsibility for the money owed to workers.

IndustriALL calls on Thai government to stop persecuting union leader

2 September, 2021Thai police is using the Emergency Decree and the Disease Control Act to investigate the president of Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand (TWFT), Sia Jampathong, and three labour activists, Suthila Leunkam, Tanaporn Wijan and Sriprai Nonsee, after they participated in pro-democracy rallies. 

Unpaid wages at Victoria’s Secret supplier in Thailand

28 June, 2021300 garment workers producing for lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret protested against unpaid wages and severance pay in front of Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd. (BAT) in Thailand.

South East Asia cement workers prioritize organizing

9 June, 2021Around 35 cement sector union leaders  from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam met online to discuss challenges faced in the industry.

Workers locked out of Thai lingerie factory

16 March, 2021A Thai factory making lingerie for Victoria’s Secret and other global brands has shut down without notice and locked out 1,388 workers, using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext.

Unions in South East Asia call on government to comply with ILO standards

29 October, 2020Unions in South East Asia are calling on governments to ratify ILO Conventions 87 and 98 to protect freedom of association and ban anti-union discrimination when organizing.

Fighting for workers’ rights in South East Asia

14 September, 2020Unions in South East Asia are planning ahead for defending workers’ rights through struggle and advocacy, institutionalizing safety and health concerns in collective agreements, and building capacity for women and youth.