WRC Factory Investigation

Kanlayani Factory

Factory: Kanlayani Factory

Key Buyers: Disney, NBC Universal, Starbucks, Tesco

Last Updated: 2021

Case Summary

Kanlayani, a small subcontractor located in Mae Sot, Thailand—a hot spot for labor rights violations—closed in October 2019 leaving 29 Burmese migrant workers unemployed. After extensive engagement by the WRC and other local and international organizations, the factory’s four buyers, Tesco, Starbucks, Disney, and NBC Universal stepped in and provided the workers with their legally due unpaid wages and severance amounting to US$110,000. To the WRC’s knowledge, this is the first case in Mae Sot where workers have been made whole in full, setting an important precedent.

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