labour rights

7 May 2022
To celebrate Labour Day last Sunday (1 May), the Workers’ Union marched from Ratchaprasong Intersection to the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre to call for labour rights and fair treatment for workers in every sector.
30 Mar 2022
Labour Court Region 5 revoked the decision of the Committee of the Employee Assistance Fund that denied migrant workers access to the Fund, the Court ruling that “the legal status of the employee not to be invoked to rule out their access to the Employee Assistance Fund”
9 Mar 2022
Kyin Nyunt and Moe Hseng are migrant workers and single mothers who lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic and, receiving no assistance from the Thai government, are struggling to survive.
31 Jan 2022
Talking with migrant labourers and field workers in Chiang Mai about COVID-19 test measures.
27 Jan 2022
When the state locked down workers’ camps without providing assistance to camp residents, the volunteer network ‘No One Cares’ was born.
7 Jan 2022
On 6 January 2022, prosecutors have prosecuted Thanaphon Wichan, a labor union activist from her attampt to give a Labour Minister a petition calling for assistance for labours amidst the pandemic. The court allowed her to post bail on own recognizance.
27 Dec 2021
Thai sex workers remain excluded from government assistance schemes, after the government ordered the closure of entertainment businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19, causing many to lose their jobs and income.
26 Nov 2021
Kicking off the commemoration of 16 Days of Activism and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, feminists, women workers, and grassroots women from Asia and the Pacific gathered for an online protest to call for safety for women in workplaces and the urgent ratification of ILO C-190.
3 Nov 2021
In an open letter, civil society organisations raised concern regarding seven migrant workers arrested at Ministry of Labour despite Thailand government’s decision on amnesty pending regularization and demand for Protection of the Right to Defend Human Rights of migrant workers.
15 Oct 2021
On 5 October 2021, the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) has gone to the Bang Khen Immigration Detention Center to pick up Ms. P, a female migrant worker from Myanmar, who had been remanded in custody being accused of being an alien and worked without the permit.
15 Sep 2021
An open letter from Migrant Working Group (MWG), the labour-related NGO expresses its observations and recommendations for the management policy of the Factory Sandbox by the Ministry of Labour.
6 Jul 2021
Workers at construction sites within a 5-kilometre radius of the Ming Dih Chemical polysterene factory fire were prohibited from evacuating by military personnel following a government order to close construction sites as part of the current Covid-19 lockdown measures.

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