Labor policy and administration

Workers pan sub-contracting

About 1,000 workers gathered at Government House on Sunday (Oct 8), calling on the government to end unfair contracts and unsafe working conditions in both the private and public sectors. The workers, led by labour rights advocates Sawit Kaewwan and Chalee Loysoong, marched from the ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Fishing for new workers

The Labour Ministry’s recent move to recruit additional migrant workers through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) system is a boost for the commercial fishing sector, which has suffered from a labour shortage.Keep reading ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Labor and migrant rights groups press for legislation on labor

Civil organizations concerned with basic human rights for migrants have called on the government to move forward with its deliberations on the Forced Labor Protection and Eradication Act draft, to ensure greater care for laborers in the future. Keep reading ...

Suwit Rattiwan

UTCC says laborers want govt to raise minimum wage every year

The Center for Economic and Business Forecasting of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) says most laborers want the government to raise the minimum wage every year to help them cope with the rising cost of living. The UTCC’s Center for Economic and ...

Nuppol Suvansombut

LPN joins hands with CPF to promote labour rights protection

The Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) and Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) have recently teamed up to promote protection of labour rights and encourage CPF’s workforce, especially migrant workers, to report wrongdoings through the company’s hotline.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

UN examines rights in Thai workplaces

UN experts have presented their preliminary observations on the state of human rights in Thailand’s private sector and provided recommendations to the government and businesses to improve corporate respect for human rights and strengthen access to effective remedies.Keep reading ...

Jan-David Franke

Report sees progress in fishing industry labour conditions

Thailand’s fishing and seafood industry has made some progress in regard to labour conditions, according to a report funded by the European Union (EU). Released yesterday, the report revealed that there had been fewer instances of physical violence and a higher percentage of workers with ...

Migrant crackdowns hit ASEAN's labor flow

Tighter restrictions on foreign labor in Malaysia and Thailand have pushed out millions of migrant workers, driving up wages and threatening a growth model reliant on freedom of movement and cheap labor. Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest manufacturer of rubber gloves, faces a very ...

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