Funeral fumble: Factory employee’s sacking to attend grandmother’s funeral sparks public outcry

A manufacturing unit employee in Pak Thong Chai, Nakhon Ratchasima, was abruptly dismissed after requesting go away to attend his grandmother’s funeral, sparking widespread social criticism. The incident was revealed via a conversation shared on the Line software, where the worker asked his supervisor for two days off.
The supervisor’s response of “feel free” was understood as a granting of permission to go to his grandmother’s funeral however the employee was later knowledgeable of his dismissal via a phone name from an official regardless of labour rights. This led to the worker sharing the dialog and his story on social media, sparking a wave of criticism.
On September 18, Nisai Sukra, from the Nakhon Ratchasima Labour Protection and Welfare Office, confirmed information of the incident from various media sources. He had ordered labour inspection officers to visit the manufacturing unit in Pak Thong Chai, Nakhon Ratchasima, to fulfill with directors and human sources officers to make clear the facts of the state of affairs. It was understood that the worker was at present in a monkhood and had not yet returned to work.
Quadruple revealed that the worker had been employed for just one month, and was supplied by a subcontracting company.
It was unclear who the worker had contacted to request leave, and who had determined to terminate his employment. Regardless, of whether or not it’s a manufacturing unit or a subcontracting company, they must comply with the Labour Ministry‘s regulations. These state that an employee has the right to take essential personal go away for no less than three working days per yr, and the employer must pay the worker for these go away days, not exceeding three regular working days per year.
In related news, a employee from Khon Kaen was discovered dead within the rest room of a labour camp in Samut Prakan. For more on the story click HERE.
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