Walmart supplier in rights row – Bangkok Post, May 13, 2012
…According to the minutes of a meeting between the Cambodian diplomat, the company’s executives and Thai labour authorities, obtained by the Bangkok Post Sunday, the ambassador was told a misunderstanding arose among the company’s 1,050 Cambodian workers when the Thai government increased the minimum wage by 40% from 176 to 246 baht per day on April 1.
Workers received their wages for March–calculated using the old rate–on April 5, which caused confusion.
Regarding the accusation that the company had withheld workers’ personal documents, the management admitted doing so, but said it was in the best interest of workers. The company said it provided a service to help workers report to immigration officials every 90 days…
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