Pattaya bar dancers complain their pay withheld

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Pattaya bar dancers complain their pay withheld

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:48 pm

PATTAYA: Go-go dancers at a Walking Street bar complained to police on Tuesday that their foreign employer owed them 400,000-baht in unpaid wages since they started work in mid-October.

About 30 dancers filed their complaint at Pattaya police station about 3am. They said their employer at Hidden A Go Go bar had failed to pay their wages as had been promised.

Their representative, a 29-year-old woman who identified herself only as Gift, said they started working at the go-go bar on Oct 14, and their employer promised to pay them every 10 days.

The first payment due had been postponed to Monday, and when that deadline was missed they could no longer contact their employer. The overdue wages totalled about 400,000 baht, she said. Each dancer was contracted to receive a daily wage of 1,200 baht.

"Everyone has worked hard. We must dance on high heels for 7-8 hours a day. We all need to send money to parents and children, pay room rents and cover our personal expenses," Ms Gift said.

Police accepted their complaint and advised the women to also file it with provincial labour officials.

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Re: Pattaya bar dancers complain their pay withheld

Post by Kahuna » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:25 pm

With the current AUD/THB exchange rate that is good money the girls are on per day plus they would get tips as well?
All the same they do as they said have families to support and their own living costs. Just don't think they'll be seeing the money anytime soon.
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