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More time needed to verify migrant workers’ nationalities

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo sought Cabinet approval on Wednesday to extend by three months a March 31 deadline for verifying the nationalities of the 900,000 foreign migrant labourers in Thailand.



Adul said he would personally inspect the verification process to ensure it was being handled smoothly and fast, but he noted that the ministry still needed more equipment, Read More

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Prayut to use powers under Article 44 to extend migrant worker registration until June

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Thailand
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The government acknowledged more than 900,000 migrant workers had not yet completed their registration process to work legally in Thailand, said spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. The Labour Ministry said earlier that nearly 2 million migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia needed to be registered before being allowed to work in Thailand. That figure is made up of 1.2 mil

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ILO to review ASEAN consensus on migrant workers next year

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand — The International Labor Organization (ILO) is set to review next year the progress in the implementation of the newly signed consensus of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to boost the protection of its migrant workers.


Nilim Baruah, ILO Senior Migration Specialist, said the ASEAN Consensus on the Protectio Read More

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Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Thailand
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January 1, 2018 promises to be an unhappy New Year for many Thai companies. The date marks the end of a six-month amnesty for thousands of illegal migrant workers in the kingdom to come above ground with labor authorities.


The Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act, Thailand’s response to being downgraded to ‘Tier 3’ status on the United States’ gover Read More

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Minister visits migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 83 days ago Thailand
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

Labour Minister Ith Samheng went to Thailand yesterday to examine the process of providing legal status to Cambodian workers there.


He said the Cambodian government would meet its Thai counterparts to agree on conditions for smooth processing as some workers say they wait a long time and need original documents.


Mr Samheng went to a m Read More

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Migrants to gain legal status

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Thailand
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The government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents, the labour minister said yesterday while also accusing an opposition lawmaker and NGO worker of swaying migrant workers’ votes.


Labour Minister Ith Samheng said at a ministry meeting that officials would issue legal do Read More

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770,000 migrant workers being 'legalised'

Posted by jaypee 153 days ago Thailand
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The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.


Penalties under the newly-promulgated law on foreign labour employment will be suspended until the law takes effect on Jan 1 when Thailand will adopt a Read More

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Migrant registration weeds out 1,200 under-age workers

Posted by jaypee 162 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

More than 1,200 of over 60,000 undocumented migrant workers have failed to pass an inspection of their working conditions, a prerequisite to giving them legal working status in Thailand, the Labour Ministry said Thursday.


The inspection, which also verifies they are employed as claimed, is the first step in the process of granting proper visas to several tho Read More