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By Prachatai |
6 members of Progressive Social Security, a team of 7 labour rights advocates, have won most of the employee representatives’ seats on the Social Security Board in the country’s first-ever Social Security Board election, which had been postponed from 2015.
By Paweena Ninbut |
<p>Thai sex workers and supporting organisations are petitioning for a legalisation of the sex industry.&nbsp; In the meantime, the illegal status of the industry leaves loopholes for corruption, human rights abuse, and inequality.&nbsp;</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
<p>A new short film by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) explores challenges and abuses faced by migrant workers working on&nbsp;rose plantations in Thailand, including difficult working conditions and unfair wages.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Labour Court in Phuket has ordered a construction company to pay 6 migrant workers their outstanding wages after the workers filed a complaint that their employer hired them to work at a construction site but did not pay them.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Workers&rsquo; Union and the Myanmar migrant worker network Bright Future staged a small gathering last Friday (7 October) to mark the World Day for Decent Work, to demand protection of labour rights and an increase in the minimum wage.</p>
By CSO Coalition for Ethical and Sustainable Seafood and Oxfam International |
<p>Living wage is necessary in the post-pandemic world to ensure workers in global food supply chains are able to afford a decent and dignified life which in turn will benefit businesses and the overall economy, but more must be done to make it a reality, a panel discussion suggested.</p>
By Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) |
By Migrant Working Group (MWG) |
<p>The government urged to replace the Minister of Labour to show their responsibility for failure in the management of foreign workers and to address human trafficking, stated the labour rights NGO Migrant Working Group (MWG).</p>
By Nuttaphol Meksobhon |
<p>Under the disease control measures announced on 27 June 2021, construction workers are not permitted&nbsp;to leave their camps after several Covid-19 clusters were found in them and are now left with very little assistance from the government.&nbsp;</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>