Women face a higher risk of developing health problems as they are under heavy pressure to work harder to make more money, labour advocates say.
Naruemon Klatookwan, a liberal arts lecturer at Walailak University, said her research on workers at an electric appliance factory in Pathum Thani, where most of the workers are women, found production lines were continually being sped up.
The factory operators closely monitored the output of the workers, Ms Naruemon said. If some workers were slow, their colleagues in the next production line had to wait longer, so they risked being criticised.
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