LPN Foundation and CP Foods extend partnership to promote labour rights

Event Calendar Press Releases Tuesday December 25, 2018 15:18
Bangkok--26 Dec--CPF

Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CP Foods) and the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) announced to extend its partnership in "Labour Voices Hotline" project for 2nd year to further promote transparency and fair labour practices within CP Foods' workforce.

Labour Voices Hotline" project, which launched in late 2017, is a third party hotline to encouraged employees, particularly migrant workers, to freely voice their opinions and concerns, allowing the company to meet worker's demand and prevent them from being a victim of unfair treatments.

Mr. Sompong Srakaew, Director and Founder of LPN, expressed appreciation for the company's strong commitment in human rights development and taking proactive actions to prevent human trafficking and any forms of labour abuse.

In 2019, LPN plans to develop the hotline's operation and proactive activities to male employer and employees, regardless of the nationality, get closer, such as dormitory visit, in-depth conversation and leadership development to bring employer closer to its employees.

"We wants the hotline service to be their friends, a trustworthy friend who give useful advice and encourage CP Foods' employees, regardless of nationality, to contribute ideas for improving their lives," he said.

Mr. Sompong added that Labour Voices Hotline provides consulting services in Thai, English, Burmese and Cambodian. He explained that migrant workers feel more comfortable without language barrier.

Mr. Parisotat Punnabhum, CP Foods' Executive Vice President of Human Resources, said the joint project will strengthen CP Foods' labour standard as well as ensuring customers across the world a transparent supply chain in accordance to internationally recognized labour standard.

He added that LPN will continue to organize training on human rights based on Thai labour laws, and occupational health & safety, to both Thai and foreign workers.

"The employees will receive significant benefits from labour laws and, more importantly, foreign workers will be able to form a network to prevent human trafficking and other unfair practices, which happened to them, their families and their friends," Mr. Parisotat said.

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