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Airport workers stage protest over labour conditions

Airport workers protest over labour conditions at the Labour Ministry in Bangkok, Wednesday. (Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Handout by Puwadon Onlamoon/International Transport Workers’ Federation)

Hundreds of airport workers held a demonstration in Bangkok on Wednesday to dispute changes to their contracts that they say strips them of basic labour rights and has led to forced resignations and arbitrary dismissals.

The protest involved at least 200 workers for AoT Aviation Security (AoT Avsec), a joint venture set up last year between state-owned Airports of Thailand (AoT) and three security firms, with unions saying conditions had worsened during the pandemic.

The demonstration came six months after the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed that 10 workers at Suvarnabhumi Airport were suing ASM Security…

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