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Trapped in the kitchen of the world: The situation for migrant workers in Thailand’s poultry industry (Report #76)

Interviews with 98 migrant workers employed by four different Thai poultry producers, that all have exported to Sweden during the last three years, show an extensive variation of violations. In total, six factories were included in the field study. Based on the interviews, four of the factories were found to act in breach of many or all of Thailand’s main labour and social protection laws as well as international laws and standards formulated by the UN, ILO and others, at the time of the field study.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Food processing
  • Foreign workers in country
  • Labor
  • Labor policy and administration
  • Poultry and eggs
  • Worker rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified


Author (individual) Bergbom; Kalle
ISBN number 9789188141088
Publication place Sweden
Publisher Henrik Fröjmark
Publication date 2015
Pagination 37
General note

This report has been financed by the Government of Sweden. Responsibility for the content lies entirely with the creator. The Government of Sweden does not necessarily share the expressed views and interpretations.This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Swedwatch and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Keywords Business responsibility,Poultry industry,Migrant workers
Date uploaded November 26, 2015, 05:41 (UTC)
Date modified August 31, 2020, 04:50 (UTC)