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Slave labor

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 23, 2009
Thai workers are often mistreated by those who bring them into the country, according to Kav Laoved officials who monitor their complaints

Thai workers are often mistreated by those who bring them into the country, according to Kav Laoved officials who monitor their complaints

According to the indictment, the Thai laborers were forced to work between 15-20 hours a day, seven days a week on a farm in Kfar Maimon, near the Gaza Strip.They were paid NIS 13-15 an hour, well under the legally mandated minimum wage of NIS 20.70 per hour, and without overtime.

The workers were allegedly housed in overcrowded, temporary sheds that left them exposed to the weather and were told to work with dangerous chemicals without the company providing proper protection.

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