Thai workers left unattended in South Africa

August 11th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Provincial Employment Department in Uthaithani revealed that Thai workers were left unattended in South Africa.

According to the department, 23 Thai workers were said to be hired to work in Durban and another 13 in Johannesburg. Apart from their certain wage, the workers were guaranteed to have free accommodation, foods as well as other benefits.

To make the employment more real, illegal agent forfeited employment documents without authority stamp from the embassy in Pretoria. All workers were required to pay 200,000 baht prior to get the employment documents. After that, the workers were located to assume their positions in their assigned worksites in South Africa.

When they arrived at their assigned worksites, Thai workers were left unattended without jobs, accommodations and foods as said in their employment contract. According to Provincial Employment Department in Uthaithani, those who wish to work in South Africa are advised to seek official employment documents certified by the embassy in Pretoria together with employment reports when working outside the kingdom to show at the Immigration in Suvarnabhumi airport.

Potential workers are advised to call the number 0-2245-6496, 0-2245-0526 of Department of Employment for further information or their Provincial Employment Department.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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