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13 Mar 2023
Thai sex workers and supporting organisations are petitioning for a legalisation of the sex industry.  In the meantime, the illegal status of the industry leaves loopholes for corruption, human rights abuse, and inequality. 
14 Feb 2023
A new short film by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) explores challenges and abuses faced by migrant workers working on rose plantations in Thailand, including difficult working conditions and unfair wages.
5 Dec 2022
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.
11 Oct 2022
The Workers’ 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.
15 Jul 2022
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.
9 Dec 2021
Migrant workers and stateless persons to file case with Constitutional Court concerning access to Ministry of Labour’s “Section 33, We Love Each Other” Covid-19 handouts for constitutional breach. The Constitutional Court logo.
1 Nov 2021
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).
22 Jul 2021
Under the disease control measures announced on 27 June 2021, construction workers are not permitted to leave their camps after several Covid-19 clusters were found in them and are now left with very little assistance from the government. 
1 Jul 2021
Statement from the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) calling the Thai government to provide Covid-19 assistance packages to migrant workers without discrimination. Workers in a construction site, taken on January, 2019
23 Jun 2021
After months of proceedings, 11 Burmese migrant fisher members of the Fishers Rights Network (FRN) have won nearly $5,000 USD in back pay after their Thai employer tried to cheat them out of their full pay. Burmese fishers (Source: Fishers Rights) Network (FRN)
1 May 2021
Vaccinate the workers from the savage capitalist virus with people’s solidarity, democracy and social protection, stated the Souteast Asian Left and signatories from within and outside Souteast Asia.
29 Apr 2021
Prachatai, with support from the Canadian Embassy’s Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) presents “Riderman,” the story of delivery platform workers who remains unprotected under a labour law which has yet to caught up with the gig economy.
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