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In the online realm, a pregnant nurse’s outcry for workplace safety is causing a stir. Despite being eight months pregnant, the nurse is subjected to late afternoon shifts, highlighting the pressing need for workplace rights. She warned that if one falls silent, conditions exacerbate instead of improving. Her ordeal, posted today has amplified pleas for … …

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This is exactly the same as happened to my partner when she was pregnant: forced to work 12 hour shifts up until 10:30pm, standing 100% of the time until she couldn't take it anymore and resigned, losing social security benefits, potential maternity leave etc.

The worst is that she simply accepted it as normal and no amount of exhortation from me could get her to defend her rights and insist that this treatment is illegal according to Thai law. We even had frequent arguments about it, since I was quite understandably outraged at the treatment and annoyed by her failure to insist on her rights. I even offered to pay a lawyer to take up a case in court, but that just triggered another disagreement, with her telling me that nothing she could do would change anything.

And the offending company is a national retail chain no less.

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