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1,200 Burmese Workers Lose Jobs at Thai Factory

28 March 2014

A Thai seafood processing plant will suspend its operations and will lay off about 1,200 Burmese migrant workers employed there, DVB reports. Charoen Pakphand Foods Plc, based in Samut Sakhon, said it was suspending operations because of a disease among shrimp that is affecting supply to the factory. The plant has promised to pay a severance fee to the workers totaling US$1.67 million. San Win Aung, a spokesman for the workers, told DVB that workers would receive between about $300 and $3,300 in severance pay, depending on the duration of their employment and work at the factory.