Thailand: Call on the Government to be sincere and transparent in the drafting process of the National Action Plan on Business & Human RightsWith Respect to the process and content
Increased migrant worker vulnerability likely to follow (Washington, DC) – The U.S. State Department upgraded Thailand to Tier 2, the middle of three possible rankings, in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report yesterday. It was one of several country rankings that have raised alarm among international anti-trafficking advocates, including U.S.
The UN Human Rights Office calls on Thailand to end restrictions on activists raising critical human rights issues BANGKOK (02 May 2018) - The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned by the restrictions imposed on civil society groups on Labor Day in relation the rights freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.
General Motors Thailand has allegedly violated labour rights by pressuring its unwanted workers to resign, said a labour activist. On 25 March 2018, Bunyuen Sukmai, Secretary-General of the Eastern Region Labour Union Association, told the media that over 20 members of the GM Thailand trade union will stage a march to the UN Office in Bangkok tomorrow.
The three provinces in the restive Deep South will have the lowest minimum wage in the country, according to an announcement by the Labour Ministry.
The ambiguity and legal loopholes of the Public Assembly Act make it difficult for the labour movement to hold assemblies. Labour unionists are calling for the authorities to come up with a clear framework of practical law enforcement. On Friday, 25 March 2016, the Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand, in coordination with IndustriALL Global Union, held a seminar on the 2014 Public Assembly Act and its impact on the exercise of labour rights under the 1975 Labour Relations Act.
Finnwatch Researcher Andy Hall Detained in Cell by Thai Court on Natural Fruit Charges Prior to Court Approval for Industry Bail Out, Passport Confiscated. Andy Hall and his team, with TFFA/TTIA representatives, in front of the Prakanong Court today prior to Hall's detention.
Workers at the Canadian-linked garment factory, Georgie & Lou Co., Ltd. based in San Kamphaeng District of Chiang Mai, were frustrated when their employers dispatched only an attorney to negotiate with them in the third round of negotiations, creating an unnecessary delay in settling the ongoing labour dispute – a delay that put workers under increased pressure as the company is using warning letters and dismissals to pressure workers to sign new contracts.
The State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC) of Thailand, together with the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), are two labour organisations that attach great importance to protecting migrant workers. Both organisations assist workers without discrimination with regard to nationality and accord migrant rights as a significant issue in our constitutions, policies and working plans.
On 27 Jan, Bangladesh garment workers demanded that their government table proposed amendments to the Labour Law in the current session of Parliament and pass it. Otherwise, they announced that they would go to greater struggle.