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Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 16 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 18 days ago Thailand
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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 71 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 88 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 97 days ago Thailand
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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

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Thailand’s new migrant worker policy is a step onto uncertain ground

Posted by jaypee 98 days ago Thailand
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Since 2014, Thailand’s coup-led government has prioritised eliminating human trafficking, especially among migrant workers. This renewed attention has been in direct response to a storm of international criticism aimed at the poor working conditions suffered by migrant workers. So far, the government has responded with hasty action and a number of legislative changes.


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200,000 migrant workers register in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 100 days ago Thailand
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The Ministry of Labour yesterday released data to show how many illegal migrant workers residing in Thailand have taken the first step to register with authorities there in order to gain all their proper paperwork.


According to a statement from the ministry’s Committee for Legalising Cambodian Workers Residing and Working i Read More

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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.


But employers with less th Read More