3 Aug 2020
On 31 July, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol.
2 Jun 2020
Students have joined hands with labour organizations in submitting a letter urging the government to lift the Emergency Decree after the cabinet decided to extend it to 30 June. The letter says, “stop using the pandemic as an excuse to oppress the people.” Thai Lawyers for Human Rights pointed out three legal reasons why the situation does not warrant extending the Emergency Decree.
15 May 2020
Three stories show that the Thai government is failing to protect the labour rights of Thai nationals and migrant workers.
29 Apr 2020
On Workers’ Memorial Day, and World Day for Safety and Health at Work, MPs are calling for Southeast Asian governments and companies in the region to increase efforts to protect workers’ rights to healthy and safe conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
7 Apr 2020
As the Thai economy is heavily impacted by government attempts to control the COVID-19 outbreak, experts believe that the situation for migrant workers may contribute to the epidemic. Proper policies and employment support are needed to set things right.
2 Apr 2020
The National Multimedia Group announced yesterday (31 March) that it will be cutting the salaries of all its employees and suspending all employee benefits due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business.
18 Mar 2020
A new interview series about trade unions and workers' organizations in six sectors, from domestic work to university, hospital, textile, and banks.
2 Dec 2019
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), along with the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), and IndustriALL Global Unions, issued a letter last Wednesday (27 November) calling on the Thai government to address labour violations after the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Thailand’s trade preferences under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) would be partially suspended on 25 April 2020.
2 May 2018
Soldiers and police officers have barred workers holding May Day activities in Pathum Thani from expressing any message urging the junta to hold general elections. On 1 May 2018, the authorities ordered workers in Rangsit District of Pathum Thani Province, to remove all messages related to elections from their May Day rally.
24 Apr 2018
Bangkok South Criminal Court today ordered for the immediate issuance of an arrest warrant for Andy Hall with a view to ensuring Hall’s attendance in the court to hear a verdict of the Appeals Court on multiple appeals against his September 2016 criminal conviction. Diplomats from the EU Mission to Thailand alongside the UK, Finnish and Swedish embassy officials and officials from OHCHR and ICJ attended today’s hearing alongside Hall’s legal defence team, a source at the Court informed Finnwatch. The court was original
26 Mar 2018
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.
20 Mar 2018
In an attempt to get the EU yellow card on Thai fishery products lifted, civil society organisations, the private sector and the Labour Ministry have launched a union group of migrants in the fishing industry to increase workers’ bargaining power. On 18 March 2018, the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation hosted a ceremony to launch the Thai and Migrant Fisher Union Group (TMFUG).