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The vast majority of Thai workers don't understand what the Asean Economic Community is or how it will impact them, according to a recent survey. 

The Thai Labour Solidarity Committee surveyed 600 people across eight provinces and found that 400 of them had no idea of what the AEC would entail.Committee chairman Chalee Loysoong said that those who were familiar of the AEC believed it would benefit business operators more than employees. These workers were worried about the increased competition in 2015 when the AEC goes into effect.

Business operators will then be able to relocate to countries with cheap labour costs and abundant manufacturing resources, Mr Chalee said.

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