Thai lingerie factory closure leaves 1,300 jobless

brilliantA Thai factory making lingerie for Victoria’s Secret, Triumph and other global brands has closed without notice and locked out 1,388 workers, using the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic as a pretext.

Located in the Bang Sao Thong district of the Samut Prakan Province in central Thailand, Brilliant Alliance Thai Global shut down on 10 March without notice. Workers arrived for the nightshift and found the factory closed, with a notice on the factory gates announcing its permanent closure.

They received no notice or redundancy payment, which IndustriAll Global Union said is illegal under Thai labour law.

For the full story, see the April 2021 edition of Textiles South East Asia.