Thai Union Claims Progress Made Despite Very Detailed and Credible Nestle Trafficking Report
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Nation with additonal reporting by John Sackton] November 25, 2015
The report commissioned by Nestle and carried out by Verte is a serious and detailed look at labor problems in Thailand. (full report here.
Unlike some of the more sensational NGO reports, the Verte report is based on indepth local studies and structural analysis of risk factors, not simply on interview with individuals who have been wronged.
They have carried out global supply chain labor investigations for a range of major US companies, incluidng Gap Inc., Nordstrom, Levi Strauss & Co., Hewlett-Packard Company, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., and many others.
Their major conclusion is that the system of requring multiple fees from migrant workers, holding passports, and withholding pay meets the ILO definition of forced labor, and it continues to be widespread.
However in Thailand, Thiraphong Chansiri,....Full Story »