Jump to content
Thai Visa Forum

Prisoners Put to Work in Thai Factories Desperate for Labor


Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, djayz said:

Although I'm not opposed to the idea of prisoners working for their upkeep, I have to wonder what happened to all those who lost their jobs in the hospitality industry over the past year? Are they overskilled, underskilled or simply too good for this kind of work? 

 

I believe that under the prisoners there will be skilled locksmiths, chemists, security experts, car mechanics. I don't think the hospitality sector has many of them

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Natai Beach said:

The Thais have certainly vastly out performed their SEA cousins. Very smart people the Thais.

 

 What you mean like Malaysia and Singapore?

 

Oh , maybe you mean they have done better than Myanmar,Laos & Cambodia.

I can feel the pride waiting to erupt. 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Just like Prison industries for the California Department of Corrections has been doing for years.  Making stuff for the State.

Not just California - many American penitenaries are selling the labour of their inmates for cash, making those inmates forced labour in contravention of slave labour laws at home and abroad. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

 

Are you on the payroll or something .. 

If not you should be .. 

 

 

I'm surprised he hasn't posted, or used as his avatar, pictures of Prayuth, or would that be too obvious?

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Cake Monster said:

Its easy to see why there is a Labour Shortage in Thailand.

50 % of the Adult Population has a justified rep for being plain lazy.

 

And the rest in prison for crimes they didn't commit..........

Link to post
Share on other sites

With several million Thai's havng lost their jobs due to Covid how can there possibly be  shortage? I would really like to hear how this is an actual thing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

There are enough lazy Thai Males laying around up North to fill up ten factories with workers while their Wives/Girlfriends slave away in the Local Markets fom 4am to 8pm every day of the week to provide food for the family plus Beer and Smokes for the Men   It's time Thailand got its own Men working instead of relying on Foreign Slave Labour !

My lady friend works in a factory in Pathum thani making parts for the motor industry, most 

of her co workers are female, her sister works in a factory down in Amata city and again most 

of the workers on the factory floor are female.

 

I am not qualified to generalise about what the young men do, I'm happy to leave that to the 

experts, but a hell of a lot of physical work, whether it be factory, construction or agricultural 

seems to be done by the women.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Natai Beach said:


 

................ For years Thailand had the fastest growing economy in the world.


 

 

I'm afraid that is utter nonsense. Well.....certainly in the past 60 years

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I would say this is a good idea, but my previous experience with such work for prisoners is that they do not actually get paid the going rate, or even close to it. Nong Plalai prison near Pattaya pays factory working inmates 40 Baht a day, leaving me suspicious that the factory owners and prison officials are pocketing the balance.

Surely not!

 

I mean, no Thai would do that to another Thai?

 

I thought that such corruption had been rooted out...

 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Just like Prison industries for the California Department of Corrections has been doing for years.  Making stuff for the State.

In many countries, prisons not only make stuff for the "state", they make furniture for retailers, welding and steel filing cabinets, powder coating for industry, clothing in some instances although mostly now it is outsourced to developing nations. 

Some develop skills which will assist them to find work outside, however I think the best thing that could occur would be education and addressing literacy issues.

If using "slave prison labour" pay a decent wage into a trust account for assistance upon release,  after all the corrective services and the industry owners are profiting from enforced labour.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...