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200,000 migrant workers register in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Thailand
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The Ministry of Labour yesterday released data to show how many illegal migrant workers residing in Thailand have taken the first step to register with authorities there in order to gain all their proper paperwork.


According to a statement from the ministry’s Committee for Legalising Cambodian Workers Residing and Working i Read More

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772,000 illegal workers seek registration

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Thailand
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Employers sought registration for 772,270 undocumented migrant workers over the last two weeks and 58% of them were from Myanmar, according to the Labour Ministry. Spokesman Ananchai Uthaipatanacheep said on Tuesday the migrant workers were reported by 193,918 employers, about 70% of them individuals and the rest juristic persons. With Myanmar nationals making up

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Over 16,000 workers register at Phuket migrant workers centre

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Thailand
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The registration center was announced last month by Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawas and held from the July 24 until yesterday (Aug 7), at the Indoor Stadium in Saphan Hin (see story here).


An unnamed official from the Phuket Employment Office today (Aug 8) confirmed to The Phuket News, “There were 16,614 migrant workers who Read More

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Few migrant workers register

Posted by jaypee 9 days ago Thailand
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FEWER MIGRANT workers signed up at government registration centres than expected, with an estimated 40 to 50 per cent of illegal migrant workers participating. 


As a result, authorities have cautioned that employers and unregistered illegal workers could face harsh punishments.


Yesterday was the last day of the 15-day period for registering illegal migrant workers.

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Steps to ensure foreign workers are vaccinated

Posted by jaypee 9 days ago Singapore
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The Health and Manpower ministries will review if improvements are needed to better ensure that foreign workers in Singapore are vaccinated against diseases such as diphtheria, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday.


The review follows the death of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker who developed fever and swelling of the neck - symptoms of diphtheria - on July 30, Read More

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Asean labour ministers back Thailand's new migrant law

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Thailand
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 Labour Minister Sirichai Distakul joined Asean ministers to sign the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) Joint Declaration on Safe Migration to strengthen regional efforts to end decades of illegal labour in five Southeast Asian nations. The pact formed at last week's ministerial meeting on labour affairs in Da Nang, Vietnam, affirms Thailand's neighbouring nation

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Migrant labour registration low, 'worrying'

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
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The Thai Chamber of Commerce has voiced concerns about the low number of worker registrations in the service, construction, farm and fishery sectors.


Chamber vice-chairman Poj Aramwattananont warned there will be swift legal penalties against workers if they fail to register before the Aug 7 deadline.


He said businesses and employers are making their Read More

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Law blocks migrant workers from voting

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
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The National Election Committee has said current laws forbid out-of-country registration and voting, following a meeting yesterday to discuss involving migrant workers in next year’s national election.


NEC president Sik Bun Hok said the committee was not trying to disenfranchise the millions of Cambodians working abroad, but was simply following the Read More