Monday, May 4, 2015

A group of construction workers on their way to work

A group of construction workers on their way to work

Bangkok is built by foreigners. Most construction workers are from neighboring countries, like Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Their home is quite often the construction site, where they live in more or less makeshift huts, with some exceptions. Sometimes they get apartments, but have to share one room with many people. The mat is the bed, and the clothes are the pillows.
Migrants workers are the backbone of Thailands real estate boom, no way all those condos would have been build by Thai workers. Yet, the migrants suffer from low income, they are away from their family for a very long time. And still , they doing better than their comrades on fishing boats, or even worst those hold in camps near the Malaysian border.
So, if you have enjoyed labour day by visiting the recently opened shopping malls, at least thank inside your heart those who build it.

More on human trafficking in Thailand: http://ift.tt/1GDn8Xd


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