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.
11 May 2021
Supreme Court clears Andy Hall, the British migrant worker rights specialist of all charges in last remaining case brought against him by Thai pineapple company Natural Fruit, ending 8 years of multiple defamation lawsuit trials. Middle: Andy Hall (File photo)
27 Apr 2021
Prachatai, with support from the Canadian Embassy's Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), presents "Decent Work," the story of sex workers in Thailand and the problems they face as a result of their job being criminalised under Thailand's Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act.
9 Oct 2020
The Government of Indonesia should ensure the protection of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression and halt law enforcement from using excessive force at protests against the recently passed Omnibus Law, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and eight of its member organisations in Indonesia.
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.