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Labour Ministry inundated with employers and illegal workers 

Posted by jaypee 100 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Hundreds of employers and their illegal migrant workers descended on the Labour Ministry on Tuesday morning in response to measures to alleviate the impact of new and stricter foreign labour law. 



Employers with more than 10 workers had to present documents such as pay records, contracts and employment conditions ahead of interviews.


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772,000 illegal workers seek registration

Posted by jaypee 100 days ago Thailand
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Employers sought registration for 772,270 undocumented migrant workers over the last two weeks and 58% of them were from Myanmar, according to the Labour Ministry. Spokesman Ananchai Uthaipatanacheep said on Tuesday the migrant workers were reported by 193,918 employers, about 70% of them individuals and the rest juristic persons. With Myanmar nationals making up

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Over 16,000 workers register at Phuket migrant workers centre

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Thailand
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The registration center was announced last month by Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawas and held from the July 24 until yesterday (Aug 7), at the Indoor Stadium in Saphan Hin (see story here).


An unnamed official from the Phuket Employment Office today (Aug 8) confirmed to The Phuket News, “There were 16,614 migrant workers who Read More

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Few migrant workers register

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Thailand
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FEWER MIGRANT workers signed up at government registration centres than expected, with an estimated 40 to 50 per cent of illegal migrant workers participating. 


As a result, authorities have cautioned that employers and unregistered illegal workers could face harsh punishments.


Yesterday was the last day of the 15-day period for registering illegal migrant workers.

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Ministry: 1m migrant workers registered

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Thailand
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Around 1 million migrant workers are expected to have registered or taken action to comply with the new migrant labour law by the Monday deadline of the 15-day relaxation period.


At 4.30pm, 680,000 migrant workers from three countries with no documents registered, Labour Ministry permanent secretary ML Puntarik Smiti said.


She added employers could st Read More

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Steps to ensure foreign workers are vaccinated

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Singapore
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The Health and Manpower ministries will review if improvements are needed to better ensure that foreign workers in Singapore are vaccinated against diseases such as diphtheria, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday.


The review follows the death of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker who developed fever and swelling of the neck - symptoms of diphtheria - on July 30, Read More

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Chinese traders wants lower taxes, more foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Apart from addressing the issue of foreign worker shortage, Chinese traders want the government to consider reducing individual and corporate tax rate in its 2018 Budget.


Also high on their budget wish list are government funding and favourable policies to help speed up transformation for small and medium industries (SME), and traditional trades.

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Asean labour ministers back Thailand's new migrant law

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Thailand
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 Labour Minister Sirichai Distakul joined Asean ministers to sign the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) Joint Declaration on Safe Migration to strengthen regional efforts to end decades of illegal labour in five Southeast Asian nations. The pact formed at last week's ministerial meeting on labour affairs in Da Nang, Vietnam, affirms Thailand's neighbouring nation

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