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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Civic groups are demanding stronger legal help for migrant workers after finding their access to labour rights is still being "limited" by the practices of Southeast Asian countries. The Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, known as the Cebu Declaration, was ratified by Asean members in the Philippines' province of Ceb

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Illegal Thai workers in South Korea warned to come home

Posted by jaypee 152 days ago Thailand
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Thai people still working illegally in South Korea have been warned to leave voluntarily before the end of the year to avoid arrest and being blacklisted. Singhadet Chu-amnart, director-general of the...

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Migrant worker registration deadline pushed forward, again

Posted by jaypee 225 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: The deadline for illegal migrant workers to register in Phuket has been extended until the end of August, officials confirmed yesterday.

According to the original schedule, the registration was to have finished by the end of July (story here).

Launched in April, the registration campaign is part of a nationwide push to legalize unregistered migrants from Mya

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Over one million foreign migrant workers are expected to register with Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 237 days ago Thailand
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Over 960,000 foreign migrant workers have registered with the Labour Ministry since April 1 and the number is expected to surpass one million as the deadline for registration ends today.


According to the Labour Employment Department, altogether 965,203 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered since April 1 until July 27th.

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Last-call-illegal-migrant-workers-register

Posted by jaypee 248 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: Immigration officials are calling on employers of illegal migrant workers to register their employees before a grace period ends this month.

"At least 20,000 foreign laborers, predominantly Myanmar nationals, have registered at Phuket's 'one-stop center' since it began accepting applications on April 1, so they can be properly registered and issued with work permits,&rd

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Thailand rules out new migrant worker registration deadline

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Thailand
http://frontiermyanmar.net —

A senior Labour Ministry official in Thailand has said it will not extend a deadline for the registration of migrant workers that expires on July 29, a Bangkok newspaper reported on July 14.


Mr Arak Phrommanee also said a crackdown on the illegal employment of migrant workers would begin as soon as the registration period ended, the Bangkok Post reported.

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Foreign workers to be checked for legal compliance

Posted by jaypee 282 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, 13 June 2016 (NNT) – Authorities are preparing to run an inspection on foreign workers with pink cards in a bid to ensure their compliance with the law while a new type of permit will soon be issued to facilitate the workers’ examination process.

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11 illegal migrants caught hiding in tour bus

Posted by jaypee 374 days ago Thailand
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TAK -- Eleven illegal migrants were found hiding in the luggage compartment of a Bangkok-bound tour bus in Mae Sot district early Monday morning.


The nine men and two women were found duing a search of the Mae Sot - Bangkok bus by soldiers from the 4th Infantry Task Force Regiment at Ban Huay Hin Fon security checkpoint in tambon Mae Pa, about 12.30am.

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