A loss-ridden underwear and swimsuit factory laid off 800 workers abruptly and closed its production indefinitely after a previous layoff of about 2,000 people.
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Workers of the plant were shocked for seeing the layoff announcement at the gate of their factory in Muang district. The announcement affected 800 workers.
Earlier the management had announced to close the plant for three months and lay off about 2,000 workers due to its huge loss and the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019.
Remaining workers returned to the factory on July 31 that should have been their first working day after the three-month closure. They turned up only to learn that they also lost their jobs.
The workers had not been informed of the unemployment in advance and the management of the factory announced that the closure continued indefinitely. The workers doubted that the factory would pay their overdue salaries.
They then went to a local labor protection office to seek help. They had to file their written requests and wait for assistance procedures. (TNA)