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Support Somyot on Labour Day
by Mirjam van Heugten published 01-05-2014 last modified 01-05-2014 08:47 — filed under: ,
Today we celebrate International Labour Day with our friends and allies from around the world. May 1st is recognised around the world as International Labour Day or International Worker's Day. We need your support to demand the immediate release of the well-known Thai human-rights activist and journalist Somyot Pruksakasemsuk. Tell Thailand's Prime Minister to free Somyot.
Located in News / / 05 / 01
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
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
Wife of convicted Thai lèse-majesté activist Somyot in Geneva
by Mirjam van Heugten published 10-09-2013 — filed under: , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign, urges the Thai authorities to hear Joop Prueksakasemsuk, Somyot’s wife, who calls to free her husband, labour and human rights defender and magazine editor. Joop Prueksakasemsuk will be in Geneva between 9-13 September, meeting key decision makers.
Located in News / / 09 / 10
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.
Located in Resources / Recommended reading
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
Court hearing Somyot 19th December: an update
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:53 — filed under: ,
Somyot, a Thai labour activist, human rights defender and magazine editor, has been in detention since April 2011, awaiting trial under the Thai lèse-majesté law* (Article 112) for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the monarch. He faces up to 30 years in prison.
Located in News / / 12 / 05
Final push to free Somyot
by geertjan published 05-12-2012 last modified 25-04-2013 13:53 — filed under: ,
“Here in Thailand they know I get a lot of international support. Without that support I would maybe already be dead.”
Located in News / / 12 / 05
Dismissed Mölnlycke workers continue their struggle
by geertjan published 29-11-2012 last modified 24-04-2013 09:50 — filed under: , ,
More than one year of workers' struggle has not moved the company Mölnlycke Health Care (Thailand) Ltd., the Thai subsidiary of a Swedish multinational, to reinstate 22 union members that were unfairly dismissed in September 2011. The company produces hospital gowns for among others public health institutions in Sweden and Norway. Norwegian health institutions recently announced it would be particularly hard to sign a new contract with Mölnlycke given the company's continued refusal to reinstate the workers even after a national tripartite body ordered them to do so. Mölnlycke produces a wide range of other medical devices in several countries, including Indonesia, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia, France, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Located in News / / 11 / 29