Thailand extends contracts of over 200,000 migrant workers

The Thai Cabinet’s recent decision to extend employment contracts for over 200,000 migrant workers has eased concerns about a domestic labour shortage.Poj Aramwattananont, Vice Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and President of the Labour and Skill Development Committee, said based on discussions held ...

Thai export sector hit by rising shipment costs, labour shortage

Thailand’s private sector is confident the global economic outlook will improve next year, said Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.However, he said the Thai export sector is facing rising shipment costs and a shortage of both containers and labour.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Migrant workers to be allowed to stay another two years

Migrant workers who have completed a four-year contract will be allowed to stay in Thailand for another two years to help solve the problem of labour shortage due to the Covid-19 outbreak.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said the Cabinet had resolved on Tuesday that workers who ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet to consider implementing Article 83 to solve fisheries labour shortage

Let’s take a look at the attempt to solve the labor shortage in fisheries; it’s one of the requests from fishermen in 22 provinces which the government has promised to address. The government is considering the implementation of Article 83 of the Royal Ordinance on ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

Govts urged to 're-skill' workers

The Asean region is set to experience a skilled labour shortage in the future, due to the mismatch between the qualifications held by existing workers and the skill sets needed to achieve and succeed in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), a seminar was told.Keep reading ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

EEC policy panel to focus on education to meet labour

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) policy committee has agreed to focus on educational measures to address the problem of labour shortage in the region, allocating Bt725 million to train and improve the quality of teachers, lecturers and students in the economic corridor.Keep reading ...

Phuwit Limviphuwat

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

Boats need over 40,000 migrant crew

The Labour Ministry will push for a plan to import 40,000 workers from neighbouring countries to solve a labour shortage in the commercial fishing sector. Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo said Thursday (Aug 2) that workers from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam would be targeted under ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

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