Report + Video: Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets

Human Rights Watch:

"Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms"

"The 134-page report, “Hidden Chains: Forced Labor and Rights Abuses in Thailand’s Fishing Industry,” describes how migrant fishers from neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are often trafficked into fishing work, prevented from changing employers, not paid on time, and paid below the minimum wage. Migrant workers do not receive Thai labor law protections and do not have the right to form a labor union."To learn more, read the report linked above, watch the video below or read the full article from Human Rights Watch here.

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