Thai clothing factory compensates exploited migrant workers


More than 150 Burmese migrants who were illegally charged excessive recruitment fees to secure jobs at a Thai clothing factory have won a rare compensation pay-out, according to company officials and human rights groups.

Sheico Thailand, which makes wetsuits for outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia, has made payments totalling more than US$100,000 to about 170 Burmese workers, according to Finnwatch, a Finland-based watchdog group.

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