Bangkok has seen a historic moment today as a new workers’ union has been launched.

Working people on the city’s metro and rail system have come together to form the Metro and Rail Transport Workers' Union (MRTU) and held their first general meeting at the offices of the State Railway Workers’ Union of Thailand (SRUT).

The MRTU represents workers in Siemens Mobility Company Thailand, and has the backing of the workers’ union at Siemens in Germany.

Suporn Larsuprom is a track worker at Siemens Mobility Company Thailand, and is the president of the MRTU: “We realise that forming a workers’ union is not easy, but we will all try our best because we know it’s the right thing to do for everyone who works in the company. It is our right to...

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 95 million in 130 countries of the globe expresses its solidarity with the people of Thailand who are facing the consequences of the tropical storm which afflicts the Pak Phanang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

The tropical storm is leaving behind at least one dead and countless disasters in houses and facilities. The...

WFTUThe World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, condemns the increasing phenomenon of imprisonments, based on the expression of people’s opinion in Thailand.

The incidents of attacks against freedom of speech is an overt violation of the rights of the people of Thailand. Those practices mainly undermine the action of the working class and aim to...

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