Labor

Informal labor

Informal workers to receive 40% off SSF

The cabinet is expected to next week endorse a proposal to offer workers in the informal economy under the social security system a 40% discount on the monthly contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) for a period of six months.The proposed Covid-19 relief measure ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Informal workers need bank accounts for handouts

Informal workers must have monetary deposits in a bank account to be eligible for the 3,500-baht financial relief available for a two-month period, says a Finance Ministry source.The sum of deposits required to be eligible for the financial relief is confidential at this time, according ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Recovery plan must aid contract workers

The government should include 24 million informal workers in its 400 billion baht economic recovery plan for alleviating the economic impact of Covid-19, a recent seminar was told.Conducted online, the seminar on the impact of Covid-19 on informal workers was organised by Wichaya Komin, a ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

From Isaan migrant worker to homeless life in the city [Video]

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Phaiwan Chala lost his job as a truck driver. When he couldn’t pay the rent for his room in Bangkok anymore, he became homeless.Keep watching ...

A crisis for workers

Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose ...

Melalin Mahavongtrakul

DOE to hire unemployed labor [Video]

The Department of Employment has launched a project hiring informal laborers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Interested laborers can apply at the Employment office in their province.Keep watching ...

Finance Ministry to reduce period for handouts

The Finance Ministry could shorten the six-month period for handing out 5,000 baht a month to informal workers affected by the outbreak if the coronavirus pandemic can be contained before September, says the head of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).The government will redirect the budget ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Labour rights advocates call for debt relief

Labour rights advocates have called for a debt moratorium at financial institutions as another state measure to relieve the economic impact on informal workers caused by anti-Covid-19 measures.While the 5,000 baht to be given to eligible workers for three months allows them to have some ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Focus on Thai fishing distracts from worker abuse in other sectors: researchers

Millions of migrant workers in Thailand’s construction, agriculture and livestock industries suffer from exploitative practices, but a focus on the fishing sector has distracted attention from them, researchers said on Thursday.Keep reading ...

Workers without papers face action

Authorities have started a crackdown on undocumented migrant workers nationwide after the deadline for proper registration ended over the weekend, with more than a third of a million workers from neighbouring countries having obtained their required permits in the latest round of registration.Keep reading ...

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