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Thai workers’ Labour Court challenge

Five members of the union committee at a medical supplies company in Thailand await the outcome of a case they have taken to a provincial Labour Court. They are joined by Rangsit Labour Union Group / UnionAID project co-coordinator Sriprai Nonsee (right). 

The union committee has a dispute with their employer about the application of an agreement about salary increases for some of the workers who were successfully moved from daily pay to monthly pay after negotiations between the company and the union committee.

Working with the UnionAID project, RLUG co-cordinator Thanakorn (Gorn) Phuaipaiboon had been running a series of Study Groups and training sessions with the union committee as they learned how to prepare demands for negotiations with the employer and also practicing the skills required for the actual negotiations.

Taking their case to the Labour Court is another step in the progress made by the union committee in its efforts to improve the lives of the members of their union.

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