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Thailand’s Military Coup A Headache For Migrant Workers

Posted by jacobo 201 days ago Burma
http://karennews.org —

Migrant workers from Burma are finding that life has just become much more complicated following Thailand’s military coup on May 22, with the military closing border crossings and a nationwide curfew disrupting their travel.

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IOM to open migrant worker centres in Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 224 days ago Burma
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will be opening Migrant Resource Centres in Yangon, Magway and Mawlamyaing in June to help educate workers and provide essential skills. Read More
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Thai, Burmese labour officials pledge to protect migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 227 days ago Burma
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Burmese and Thai labour officials held a high-level meeting on 7 May in Bangkok where they agreed to cooperate and provide full labour rights to Burmese migrants, with additional pledges to protect the estimated one to two million Burmese in Thailand from elements such as extortion and employment scams.

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Myanmar Opens Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims

Posted by jaypee 240 days ago Burma
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Burmese officials have opened a new temporary shelter to support victims of human trafficking who were rescued or have escaped and are now preparing to return home.

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Myanmar workers caught using fake passports

Posted by jaypee 255 days ago Burma
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

TAK - Four Myanmar workers were caught using fake passports to board a Nok Air flight at Mae Sot airport on Thursday, police said.

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Myanmar Workers ‘Prefer Abuse in Thailand to Jobs Back Home’

Posted by jaypee 256 days ago Burma
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Large-scale commercial building projects in Rangoon are reportedly being delayed by a shortage of skilled labor because Burmese workers still prefer jobs in Thailand.

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Myanmar migrant workers coming home for Thingyan return to work

Posted by jaypee 267 days ago Burma
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com —

Due to high daily expenses and no income in their motherland, Myanmar migrant workers who came back home hoping to take part in the New Year celebration have to cut their stay short and Thailand to work and miss out on the Thingyan Festival in their homeland.

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1,200 Burmese Workers Lose Jobs at Thai Factory

Posted by jacobo 269 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

A Thai seafood processing plant will suspend its operations and will lay off about 1,200 Burmese migrant workers employed there, DVB reports.

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