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Free Somyot: Urgent message to the new Thai government before July 24
by geertjan published 14-07-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
We urgently call upon you to take action once more in support of Thai human rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who has been in jail now on charges of 'lese majeste' for 2.5 months.
Located in News / / 07 / 14
Further action for Somyot!
by geertjan published 15-06-2011 last modified 25-04-2013 13:29 — filed under: ,
Today in Copenhagen activists from over 10 European Clean Clothes networks held a demonstration outside the Thai Embassy to protest at the continued detention of Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Activists handed over a letter to the embassy representative, demanding the release of Somyot. We were told by the Embassy that Somyot had been released but we now know this is not true – we believe the Embassy made a mistake – in an ironic twist of fate Somyot was released on 13 June 2010.
Located in News / / 06 / 15
Imprisoned for insulting the king
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Somyot, a Thai labour activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011 for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the king. He was sentenced to eleven years’ imprisonment in January 2013, with an appeal still pending.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
International condemnation of conviction of Thai activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
by geertjan published 22-02-2013 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign strongly deplores the conviction of human rights defender and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk. Today, the Bangkok Criminal Court found him guilty on 2 counts of Article 112 of the Criminal Code (the lèse-majesté law*) and sentenced him to 11 years of imprisonment.
Located in News / / 02 / 23
Large public procurer in Norway publicly supports dismissed Thai workers
by geertjan published 18-10-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , , ,
The South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, the largest public procurer in the health sector in Norway, publicly supports a number of dismissed Thai workers at Mölnlycke Health Care (Thailand) Ltd. The company which produces hospital gowns sacked 22 unionized workers in September 2011 following their participation in what the gown manufacturer describes as an 'illegal strike'.
Located in News / / 10 / 18
Migrant workers excluded from maternity leave
by Mirjam van Heugten published 29-08-2013 last modified 09-09-2013 19:51 — filed under: , ,
In August, long time CCC partner the MAP Foundation in Thailand publicized the outrageous proposal by a senior official at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The proposal states that migrant workers should be excluded from the right to maternity leave, child allowance and unemployment benefits.
Located in News / / 08 / 29
File PDF document Missed the Goal for Workers: The Reality of Soccer Ball Stitchers in Pakistan, India, China and Thailand
by Paul Roeland last modified 24-04-2013 18:57 — filed under: , , , , ,
This report presents the key findings of the International Labor Rights Forum’s research in the four largest soccer balls producing countries: Pakistan, India, China and Thailand. This report also highlights the need to rethink the strategies being utilized by companies to encourage suppliers to adhere to strong labor standards. Written by the International Labor Rights Forum, 2010.
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Mölnlycke's workers disposable?
by Paul Roeland published 03-10-2013 last modified 10-10-2013 14:12 — filed under: ,
Mölnlycke Health Care produces single-use surgical gowns near Bangkok. Workers there were accused of an “illegal strike” and fired in September 2011. A Thai special committee for resolving labour conflicts investigated the incident. The committee concluded that no strike had taken place and that Mölnlycke ought to reemploy the workers. However, Mölnlycke went to court instead.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2012 / Urgent appeal cases in 2012
More pressure needed to release Thai Human Rights activist
by geertjan published 03-06-2011 last modified 24-04-2013 09:51 — filed under: ,
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to contact the Thai government and request the release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who was arrested on April 30 on charges of lèse majesté, or the crime of insulting the king. Please also support this new appeal.
Located in News / / 06 / 03
New report to mark International Migrant Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 18-12-2014 last modified 18-12-2014 11:47 — filed under: , , ,
To mark the United Nation’s International Migrant Day, Clean Clothes Campaign released a new report in conjunction with the MAP Foundation outlining the gross violations of labour rights among migrant workers in the Thai apparel industry.
Located in News / / 12 / 18