labour rights

22 Nov 2022
Thai-Cambodian discussions at the recent ASEAN summit put labour issues on the table. Despite the pleasant chat, migrant workers in Thailand have yet to see what, if any, measures the authorities will adopt to help address their problems.
15 Nov 2022
Because of bureaucratic impediments, foreign migrant workers are often unable to get social security cards and obtain access to the Thai public health care system.
8 Nov 2022
More and more Cambodian workers are coming to Thailand to look for work and many start families here. Those having children often face discrimination and financial challenges when trying to access health care services.
29 Sep 2022
Despite Thailand's long-standing commitment to a policy of Education for All (EFA) which allows stateless and migrant children to attend public schools, the children of illegal and impoverished Cambodian labourers are still being denied an education.
19 Sep 2022
The long and ongoing fight between the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) and the Thai government over the right to form a union is still not over. What changes could help ensure ethical workplace practices and improve the quality of migrant workers’ lives?
30 Aug 2022
The Eastern Relation of Labour Group staged a protest caravan on Sunday (28 August) to demonstrate against the new Labour Relations bill. The group was intercepted by police and and a group of unidentified men who damaged their cars.
20 Jun 2022
A peek at the lives of road sweepers in Bangkok, and their work on the streets of the capital city of a country that is ranked top in the world in road fatalities. We look at safety policies and the rewards for risking danger on the day that Thai society woke up to road safety, and when road sweepers lose their lives every year.
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.

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