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Thai workers are in their ninth day of a protest against the state’s plan to sell off its electrical utility (EGAT). Tens of thousands of workers have been protesting outside the company’s headquarters. They were clubbed and pepper-sprayed Feb. 24, but the demonstrations continue.

The government’s plan to turn EGAT into a publicly traded company and then sell 25 per cent of the shares has hit a procedural snag, as well as sparking large-scale protests.

CUPE’s international affiliate, the Public Service International is asking its affiliates to send support letters to the EGAT union.

Support etters can be sent to:

lu@egat.or.th Please cc : psithai@asianet.co.th david.boys@world-psi.org or fax to +66-2-424-8047