Hundreds of berry pickers from Thailand who staged a long protest in Umeå , a town in northeast Sweden, over unpaid wages last summer have won their fight for compensation from the staffing company that hired them.
The 200 berry pickers went without wages in the summer but are now to be paid the equivalent of five to 10 months’ salary for a laborer in Thailand by a Thai employment agency.
Berry picker Somsak Samoesap said to Swedish Television News SVT that the wages should be paid on Jan. 20, but that he would not celebrate until he sees the money.
Sources: Radio Sweden/Alaska Dispatch
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