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Migrants to gain legal status

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Thailand
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The government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents, the labour minister said yesterday while also accusing an opposition lawmaker and NGO worker of swaying migrant workers’ votes.


Labour Minister Ith Samheng said at a ministry meeting that officials would issue legal do Read More

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770,000 migrant workers being 'legalised'

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Thailand
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The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.


Penalties under the newly-promulgated law on foreign labour employment will be suspended until the law takes effect on Jan 1 when Thailand will adopt a Read More

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Migrant registration weeds out 1,200 under-age workers

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Thailand
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More than 1,200 of over 60,000 undocumented migrant workers have failed to pass an inspection of their working conditions, a prerequisite to giving them legal working status in Thailand, the Labour Ministry said Thursday.


The inspection, which also verifies they are employed as claimed, is the first step in the process of granting proper visas to several tho Read More

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Thailand’s new migrant worker policy is a step onto uncertain ground

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Thailand
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Since 2014, Thailand’s coup-led government has prioritised eliminating human trafficking, especially among migrant workers. This renewed attention has been in direct response to a storm of international criticism aimed at the poor working conditions suffered by migrant workers. So far, the government has responded with hasty action and a number of legislative changes.


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200,000 migrant workers register in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 71 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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Labour Ministry inundated with employers and illegal workers 

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Hundreds of employers and their illegal migrant workers descended on the Labour Ministry on Tuesday morning in response to measures to alleviate the impact of new and stricter foreign labour law. 



Employers with more than 10 workers had to present documents such as pay records, contracts and employment conditions ahead of interviews.


But employers with less th Read More

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772,000 illegal workers seek registration

Posted by jaypee 71 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 72 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