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Tesco And 7-11 Enslaving Thai's To Work 9 Hour Days For 220 Baht

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I don't understand why can't these workers unionize and go on strike demanding higher salaries. My girlfirend got a new job at Tesco outside of Sisaket and she is expected to work non stop lifting objects all day and organizing the store for only 30 baht per hour! I thought my income of 200 baht per hour teaching English was bad! I really feel pity for these hard working Thais who are paid next to nothing to work like machines at multibillionaire corporations! I suggest all of you to make a complaint the next time you visit a Tesco Lotus or 7-11 or please write a letter online to fight for change. These workers deserve much better treatment! Please help if you can!

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That's minimum wage here (Ubon) for now but will go up to 300 baht in January.

How about working out in the hot sun on a farm for the same money but it would probably be a 10 hour day.

Tesco and 7-11 are no different from any Thai company and they might even be better than some.

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I thought my income of 200 baht per hour teaching English was bad!

Hahahahahaha

I don't understand why can't these workers unionize and go on strike demanding higher salaries

Read some Kamsing Srinawk or Sidaoruang to further understand the problems of the working class Thai before posing dribble....

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Do Tesco / 7 ding dong also pay the staff social security payments each month?

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Never mind, dude!

Those "poor" people will be replaced by other ASEAN member citizens in the near future.

Did you realize that the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer, because of this government?

Your girlfriend can be happy to have such a job. They don't work that hard all day long.

What do you mean to write a letter online? Let's all send a letter/mail to Yingluck and her dumb ass brother.

As Mr. Red wrote most of these workers are hiding somewhere for most of them time, they get goods cheaper and so on.

This is a developing country with huge problems for god's sake......................wai.gif

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Cutting sugar cane, planting rice, picking cucumbers, is hard physical work and does not often pay 220 baht a day. Sometimes, not always. Local merchants may or may not pay 200 baht, may or may not have staff work 6 1/2 days a week. The American owned clothing plant I visited a couple of years ago was not air conditioned, but had a cooling / fan system of sorts. Workers could make over 200 baht a day if they met production quotas. No one was sitting around, no one was playing on a smart phone, but no one was being hassled. It seemed to be a clean, safe, well run clothing plant. Just real work, maybe quite a bit harder than working in a Thai retail store. Tesco might be one of the better places for an upcountry Thai to work who can't pay for a Government job.

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Most "workers" i come across at these superstores are either hiding around corner isle ends texting or sitting on shelves doing nothing that resembles work,and they do enjoy chatting in big groups.

Big C is a good example of this and when you ask them info on a product they know very little.

Still i hope the minimum wage is adhered to although i doubt it.

"work non-stop lifting objects all day".........that made me laugh laugh.png

Also these stores such as Tesco's are expanding in rural towns and giving opportunities to young mothers to go and work and earn a living instead of staying at home waiting for the sister or family send money for them.

Or looking for an older foreigner who would always complain about everything in Pattaya, Phuket ,Bangkok etc.

They actually make their own money. Not too many people have got this opportunity.wai.gif

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Poor Thai people working in 7/11 or Tesco's etc, have to go to work on motorbike. Unlike in the west where they arrive in their brand new BMWs.

What's the minimum wage in your home countries, then add to that the cost of living.

At least here there are jobs, last time I was back in OZ, A supermarket chain advertised for some shelf stacker's. 2000 applicants for 10 jobs.

The money may seem small, but they can live. Jim

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So where will the money come from to pay your girlfriend a higher wage? Put prices up? The new minimum wage is already putting people out of work. Farmers are not employing workers but banding together and harvesting themselves. This system of a minimum wage will make people poorer. Basically yes some of the lowrest paid will be better off but the ones already on say 300 baht office workers and the like will not get a payrise as businesses will not be able to afford to say doulble their wages. So becsuse of higher prices people will be worse off with less jobs available..

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Planting rice from dawn to dusk: 200 Baht without any additional benefits (maybe there is a simple meal and water).

Being moved with 10 people on the back of a pickup truck.

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Planting rice from dawn to dusk: 200 Baht without any additional benefits (maybe there is a simple meal and water).

Being moved with 10 people on the back of a pickup truck.

Planting rice from dawn to dusk: 200 Baht without any additional benefits (maybe there is a simple meal and water).

Being moved with 10 people on the back of a pickup truck.

why dont they join the queue/add their names to the list of people who want to work for the multinational companies in thailand .. -

my gf was working 6 x twelve hour shifts alternating day and nights,in a chinese owned factory in thailand for 7000 bht a mounth .

then she met a white knight , on a internet dating sight , and they both lived happily ever after .

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Do Tesco / 7 ding dong also pay the staff social security payments each month?

I am sure they do. I would say that most large legitimate companies pay it along with some other benefits.

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