The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant voice of 105 million workers from 130 countries of the globe, support the fair struggle of thousand of fisheries workers from 22 provinces of Thailand who protested outside the agriculture ministry a few days ago. The protesters demand substantial support of the fishermen and fisherwomen who are seriously affected due to related regulations enacted since 2015 that destroying thousand legal and fishing people.
In addition, the pandemic consequences and the big number of Covid-19 cases which are linked to a fish market outside Bangkok put in dangerous the lives and the jobs of migrants and local workers in the fishery.
Fishing people in Japan, Philippines and several other countries of the wider region and all over the world are facing similar challenges and problems. The international class-oriented trade union movement demands the withdrawal of the anti-workers reforms and restrictions in the fishery as well as the protection of the jobs, health and salaries of the fishing people.
Source: World Federation of Trade Unions – Thailand: WFTU solidarity statement with the fishery workers