Tailandia - Tycoons evicts striking workers (2011)

Over 400 workers from Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. (Tycoons) in Rayong Province who are represented by the Tycoons Workers’ Union of Thailand (TWUT) went on strike on 18 May in support of their demands for increased wages, better health and safety provisions, and improved working conditions. In response to the strike, the company hired members of the Thai Navy to guard the plant. In addition, one union striker and his wife were seriously beaten by an unknown assailant, believed to be a company-hired thug, when they travelled home from a union meeting. As the strike continued through the month of June, Tycoons evicted strikers from company dormitories and hired strike-breakers. Tycoons is headquartered in Taiwan and manufactures metal wire, rods, bars, and fasteners, as well as other specialised metal parts.

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