Thai clothing factories ordered to compensate workers after illegal wages exposed


Two clothing factories in Thailand that supply to global brands such as coffeehouse chain Starbucks and sportswear maker Bauer Hockey were raided by police last month and ordered to compensate hundreds of workers after an exposé found illegal underpayments.

A Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation found that at least 26 migrant workers from Myanmar were paid less than the daily minimum wage of THB310 (US$10.15) in the western region of Mae Sot.

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