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By Prachatai |
Parliament yesterday (6 March) rejected one of the Move Forward Party’s labour protection bills, which proposed to limit working hours and require an annual wage increase, but accepted another MFP bill proposing to extend parental leave from 98 to 180 days.
By Prachatai |
Workers laid off from three garment production companies marched from the Democracy Monument to Government House today (5 March) to demand severance pay. They asked the government to cover the severance and press charges against the companies.
By Prachatai |
Laid-off workers from two textile companies have submitted a letter to the PM, seeking financial support from the government as they have not received wages and severance pay from the companies.
By Seoung Nimol |
<p>Cambodian workers working in Thailand have complained that they are required by their employers to file multiple documents in order to be allowed to work legally. Beside the additional bureaucracy, document handling costs imposed by agencies have largely overwhelmed their daily wages.</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
By Souteast Asian Left and 21 signatories |
<p>Vaccinate the workers from the savage capitalist virus with people&rsquo;s solidarity, democracy and social protection, stated the Souteast Asian Left and signatories from within and outside Souteast Asia.</p>
<p>A group of UN experts&nbsp;have condemned the continued misuse of judicial processes by Thai poultry producer Thammakaset to harass and silence human rights defenders who have spoken out against its abusive and exploitative labour practices.</p>
By International Labor Rights Forum |
<p><em>Increased migrant worker vulnerability likely to follow</em></p><p>(Washington, DC) &ndash; 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.</p>
By UN Human Rights - Asia |
<div>The UN Human Rights Office calls on Thailand to end restrictions on activists raising critical human rights issues</div> <div> </div> <div>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. </div>
<div> <div>General Motors Thailand has allegedly violated labour rights by pressuring its unwanted workers to resign, said a labour activist.</div> <div> </div> <div>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. </div></div>
<div> <div>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. </div></div>