Govt urged to cut labour import cost

Businesses have appealed to the Labour Ministry to reduce the expenses involved in importing migrant workers and shore up labour shortages.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said so far labour imports via the memorandum of understandings (MoU) signed with neighbouring countries have missed their targets.Many business owners ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Migrant workers in times of Covid-19: An empathetic disaster response for Myanmar workers in Thailand

During disasters, the needs of migrants, especially undocumented labors, are often overlooked as states tend to prioritize their own citizens. During the Covid-19 pandemic, migrant workers faced further anxiety and stigma. Thailand’s civil society played an important role in assisting migrant workers during the pandemic ...

Cabinet approves immediate registration of illegal migrant workers to combat outbreaks

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved immediate registration of undocumented migrant workers in a bid to curb further outbreaks of Covid-19.The move means foreign workers who do not have work permits can be registered quickly so they are covered by disease controls.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin explained ...

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

Migrants seek to return to Thailand after lockdown

With the introduction of Phase 6 of easing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, businesses have reopened and begun hiring, but migrant workers, who went home and waited for outbreak to end, now find themselves on the outside looking in, unable to reenter the kingdom and get back ...

Thailand’s seafood slavery: Why the abuse of fishermen just won't go away

Despite the efforts of the government, exploitation in Thai fisheries still occurs owing to lax inspections, the withholding of wages and evasive reflagging of vessels, the programme Undercover Asia finds out.Aung Ye Tun was just 17 years old when he was tricked and forced to ...

Desmond Ng

Migrants take hardest virus hit

Migrant workers in the kingdom have been hit hard by the economic impact of Covid-19.The pandemic has affected the lives of millions around the world. The global death toll is over 348,000 and more than 5.6 million people have been infected.Those not directly affected by ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Migrant workers affected by COVID 19 can claim unemployment benefits [Video]

The government has launched a COVID-19 information hotline in three languages for migrant workers in Thailand that also accept petitions for their unemployment claims with the Social Security Office (SSO).Keep watching ...

Asean urged to ramp up migrant screening

Diplomatic and economic experts are calling on countries in the region to step up the screening of migrant workers in the future to prevent the transmission of diseases like Covid-19.Former foreign minister Kasit Piromya on Friday said the government must now increase migrant screening measures ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Migrant workers upset by border opening delay

Migrant workers in Malaysia are appealing to the government to help repatriate them after the Southeast Asian country postponed the opening of its border by another two weeks.The workers expected to return to Thailand on Tuesday when Malaysia’s border was scheduled to reopen, but authorities ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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