Civic groups are demanding stronger legal help for migrant workers after finding their access to labour rights is still being "limited" by the practices of Southeast Asian countries. The Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, known as the Cebu Declaration, was ratified by Asean members in the Philippines' province of CebRead More
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PHUKET: The deadline for illegal migrant workers to register in Phuket has been extended until the end of August, officials confirmed yesterday.
According to the original schedule, the registration was to have finished by the end of July (story here).
Launched in April, the registration campaign is part of a nationwide push to legalize unregistered migrants from Mya
Over 960,000 foreign migrant workers have registered with the Labour Ministry since April 1 and the number is expected to surpass one million as the deadline for registration ends today.
According to the Labour Employment Department, altogether 965,203 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered since April 1 until July 27th.Read More
PHUKET: Immigration officials are calling on employers of illegal migrant workers to register their employees before a grace period ends this month.
"At least 20,000 foreign laborers, predominantly Myanmar nationals, have registered at Phuket's 'one-stop center' since it began accepting applications on April 1, so they can be properly registered and issued with work permits,&rd
A senior Labour Ministry official in Thailand has said it will not extend a deadline for the registration of migrant workers that expires on July 29, a Bangkok newspaper reported on July 14.
Mr Arak Phrommanee also said a crackdown on the illegal employment of migrant workers would begin as soon as the registration period ended, the Bangkok Post reported.Read More
BANGKOK, 13 June 2016 (NNT) – Authorities are preparing to run an inspection on foreign workers with pink cards in a bid to ensure their compliance with the law while a new type of permit will soon be issued to facilitate the workers’ examination process.Read More
TAK -- Eleven illegal migrants were found hiding in the luggage compartment of a Bangkok-bound tour bus in Mae Sot district early Monday morning.
The nine men and two women were found duing a search of the Mae Sot - Bangkok bus by soldiers from the 4th Infantry Task Force Regiment at Ban Huay Hin Fon security checkpoint in tambon Mae Pa, about 12.30am.Read More