migrant workers

31 Oct 2011
Group says more than a thousand stranded without food, water or shelter; getting calls for urgent aid At least 1,500 migrant workers, mostly from Burma, are still trapped in the flood-hit provinces of Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi and lack adequate food, water and live in fear, said Ko Naing, legal coordinator for the Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma (TACDB).
28 Oct 2011
The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) is deeply concerned for the well being and safety of the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in the flooded provinces of Thailand. Member organizations based in Bangkok and surrounding areas are trying hard to provide relief and support to migrant workers from Burma, Lao and Cambodia, but are finding it impossible to reach all the migrants affected. Many of the industrial estates where migrants worked are now flooded and the factories closed.
25 Oct 2011
The arrested Myanmar male migrant worker (one of 3), aged 27, worked with his wife at aluminium factory for 2 months in Rangsit, Pathum Thani. When the water from floods level reached to chest,  the factory was officially closed on 12th October 2011.
24 Oct 2011
Migrants are one ‘at risk’ group of people in the terrible floods that are affecting Thais and Thailand at this time for which the government needs to have a clear policy and response.
12 Oct 2011
"Moving toward Thailand’s pledge to enhance human rights protections for migrant workers, HRDF urges the Thai Government to consider becoming state party to the Convention on the Promotion and Protection of Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of their Family. To truly uphold the human rights of migrant workers on the ground as pledged, the TG must review domestic practices and policies relating to migrant rights protections, which are in conflict with the TG’s international obligations and recognized standards.”
5 Oct 2011
The week-long Vegetarian Food Festival, which comes to an end today [4 Oct], should have shed some light on the plight of animals that are advertised as being "happy" to be consumed.
22 Sep 2011
1st September 2011, 43 years after Thailand signed the International Labour Organisation’s Convention (C-19) on the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation), the General Secretary of Thailand’s State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) submits a petition to the ILO pertaining to the failure of the Royal Thai Government to impose nondiscriminatory practice on migrant workers’ access to Workmen’s compensation Fund (WCF). The RTG proposed the “private insurance scheme” for migrant workers instead of providing access the WCF.
16 Aug 2011
Since 2009, a number of migrant workers from Burma have undergone nationality verification process and become legal migrant workers in Thailand. In almost two years of the implementation, the policy has been set out clearly by the Royal Thai Government to pursue the legalization process and to ensure that migrant workers passing through the nationality verification attain equal rights to their Thai counterparts, particularly regarding social security.
14 Jun 2011
MMV/Thailand—At home, you may have a domestic worker from Myanmar, Laos or Cambodia. When going outside, one who waits in a restaurant may also be a person from those countries. We can also find them working on construction sites, fisheries, agricultural and industrial sectors. They are “migrant workers”, which now are necessary for Thai society and who we find in almost every place we spend our daily life. They also play an important role in driving the Thai economy.
7 Apr 2011
On Monday 4th April 2011, Thailand witnessed another terrible road accident. 16 Burmese migrant workers were killed and nearly 50 injured when the truck that they were packed onto collided with another truck in Samut Sakorn Province, near Bangkok, Thailand. The workers were on their way to work at a food processing factory in Mahachai. Many of these workers had followed the new rules and regulations to have their nationality verified and held temporary passports.
7 Apr 2011
At 7am on 4th April 2011, a two-row seater bus carrying more than 70 migrants from Myanmar was hit by a 10-wheeler truck in the no parking zone central lanes of a major highway leading into Bangkok in Samut Sakorn Province in Central Thailand. 16 workers were killed in this tragedy and more than 50 were treated for their injuries in hospital.
18 Feb 2011
The Union is appalled by the reaction of Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn.Bhd., a subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co. Ltd, in going after persons who highlighted the plight of Burmese migrant workers who work in the company’s factory. We call for the immediate withdrawal of the threat of a legal suit demanding RM10,000,000-00 from Mr. Charles Hector for highlighting worker rights and human rights violation that were happening to the said 31 workers.


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