January 12, 2009: The settlement of the Windbond workers’ case has turned out to be bittersweet. The four domestics, on whose behalf a long battle has been waged by the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA), finally were able to return to Vietnam on January 10. In the process, they recovered both their passports and all the back pay that were due to them.
However, they have not yet received compensation for property confiscated by Winbond, nor for the pain, suffering, and physical abuse they endured.
For the time being, CAMSA believes it is the right decision for the workers to return to Vietnam, where they can reunite with family and friends. Meanwhile, in Malaysia, CAMSA staff will continue to fight for their full compensation.
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