Labor policy and administration

CP Foods vows to protect human rights of workers as US mounts pressure on Thailand

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CP Foods) has pledged to achieve sustainable development of labour rights across its entire group and supply chains.The company said it conducts constant surveillance to ensure good practices.Under its Human Rights Due Diligence Process, the company said it analyses and assesses ...

The Nation Reporter

Academics urge govt to boost labour rights protection in response to GSP suspension

Academics say Thailand has not been adequately protecting workers’ rights – both Thai and foreign – and though there is some improvement, existing laws and regulations still limit their rights.Their comments came after the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced last week that President Donald Trump ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Protesting temp workers win better job security

The Education Ministry on Wednesday bowed to pressure from temporary employees of the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec), agreeing to employ them under an old hiring system widely seen to offer better remuneration and greater job security.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Labour groups submit complaints on World Day for Decent Work

Three groups of labourers from the Labour Network, Slum Network in Four Regions, and Assembly of the Poor converged on Government House today (October 7) to deliver letters of complaint to the administration, seeking improvement in working conditions on the occasion of World Day for ...

The Nation Reporter

Labour training centre for EEC

The government is teaming up with the private sector to open a labour force training centre in Rayong to deepen the pool of skilled workers in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).The Sumipol Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Simtec) is a learning centre and workshop located in ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Has the minimum wage outlived its usefulness?

The minimum wage was introduced to Thailand in the mid 1970’s as a way to protect against basic labour being taken advantage of and provide a guaranteed minimum wage for all workers. However, it was never applied to “all workers”. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) ...

Govt urged against easing labour rules

Human rights advocates are urging the government to keep up its efforts to tackle human trafficking and exploitation following its successes in improving Thailand’s international standing on the issue.Keep reading ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Labor policy helps Thailand stay competitive in ASEAN

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon chaired a meeting of executive officials of the Ministry of Labor and instructed them to instigate major development plans for the employment of Thai workers in the ASEAN labor market.Keep watching ...

Thailand Says Slowing Economy Dims Outlook for Minimum-Wage Hike

The Thai government’s pledge to boost the country’s minimum wage is foundering because of an economic slowdown.U.S.-China trade tension and its impact on Thailand is one of the risks to monitor, according to Labor Minister Chatumongol Sonakul. An official report due Aug. 19 may show ...

Changes to workplace relocation laws in Thailand

On May 5, 2019, amendments to Thailand’s Labour Protection Act (LPA) introduced changes to a variety of employer obligations to enhance employee protection, including statutory severance pay, maternity leave, and paid necessary business leave, among others. It also set out key amendments to the law ...

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