By SeafoodSource staff
Published on Sunday, April 08 2012
About 800 Cambodian workers in Thailand went on strike yesterday against a major global seafood exporter they accuse of exploiting them.??
The factory, which has been identified by workers and rights groups as Phatthana Seafood Co. Ltd. in Thailand’s Songkhla province, allegedly scrapped a THB 20 (USD 0.64) daily food allowance after the provincial minimum wage raised from THB 176 to THB 246 on 1 April.??
Strike representative Sok Sorng said yesterday workers were also demanding a THB 20 daily hard-work bonus that the company had withdrawn. ??He said workers were demanding that both the THB 20 bonuses be paid to bring their salary up to THB 286 per day. ??
He vowed to continue the strike today if they weren’t.