• Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:00
    EEC policy panel to focus on education to meet labour
    THE EASTERN Economic Corridor (EEC) policy committee has agreed to focus on educational measures to address the problem of labour shortage in the region, allocating Bt725 million to train and improve the quality of teachers, lecturers and students in the economic corridor.
    national
  • Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00
    Workers' call for Bt360 daily minimum wage
    As labourers called for the daily minimum wage of Bt360 nationwide, Ministry of Labour permanent secretary Jarin Chakkaphark on Thursday said that the Central Wage Committee will set the new rate before March 30, to become effective from April 1.
    national
  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:17
    Hot : Myanmar students sentenced to hard labour over protest
    Yangon - Seven Myanmar students were sentenced to three months in jail with hard labour for burning portraits of officials in protest over campus safety, a student activist said Wednesday, the latest draconian response to rippling discontent with authorities. 
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:00
    Progress being made to ratify fishing convention practices
    THE LABOUR MINISTER recently met with fisheries-related agencies and representatives of fishermen ahead of Thailand’s January 30 submission to become the first Asian nation to ratify the C188 Work in Fishing Convention despite protests from some in the industry.
    national
  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Indonesia plans more flexible working hours for women
    INDONESIA’S Manpower Ministry is planning to issue a regulation that will make it possible for women to work more flexible hours and thus increase their participation in the labour market.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:41
    Indonesia seeks answers to forced labor allegations
    The government has asked Taiwanese authorities to explain allegations of forced labor involving Indonesian students enrolled in its New Southbound Policy (NSP) scholarship program.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2019 03:00
    Proactive measures needed to cope with ageing society
    THAILAND’S labour market will stagger under the weight of its growing elderly population if it does not come up with practical solutions soon.
    national
  • Mon, 31 Dec 2018 14:25
    Japan ranks 20th in labour productivity
    TOKYO - Japan ranked 20th among the 36 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in labor productivity in 2017 at $47.50 per hour, keeping the same ranking as the previous year, but marking the worst standing among the Group of Seven major economies, according to a report by the Tokyo-based Japan Productivity Center.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 26 Dec 2018 14:13
    LPN hosted training session to promote labour rights among migrant workers
    The Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) which has Sompong Srakaew, director and founder, recently hosted a training program to improve workers’ quality of life, especially migrant workers, by providing knowledge on labour regulations and welfare under Thai labour laws.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 25 Dec 2018 01:00
    Labour minister visits Israeli farming cooperative to check on Thai workers
    LABOUR MINISTER Pol General Adul Sangsingkeo last week visited Moshav, a cooperative farming community in Israel, and threatened to send back Thai workers found to be dependent on alcohol and drugs. He also urged Thais in the town, which is near the Gaza Strip, to be cautious as the area is conflict-ridden.
    national
  • Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:51
    Grab awards Bt1m in scholarships to drivers’ children
    Grab has awarded scholarship grants totaling Bt1 million to 200 of its driver-partners’ children to support their education needs, the company said in a press release issued on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:00
    Academics urge big firms to focus more on migrants
    BIG CONGLOMERATES are known to have a strong influence over government policy, so they should use their leverage to improve the lives of migrant workers and push for better labour rights protection, academics said yesterday.
    national
  • Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:00
    Severance pay needs to be even higher
    The government made a fine gesture this past week, but more can be done to acknowledge labourers’ contributions
    opinion
  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:00
    Govt closer to ratifying fishing convention despite protests
    Labour minister promises new measures will be implemented in local context.
    national
  • Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:00
    HRW slams govt for extraditing labour activist
    THAILAND HAS totally ignored concerns raised by UN agencies and human-rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s senior researcher Sunai Phasuk said yesterday, after the government deported a Cambodian asylum seeker, even though he is likely to face persecution and possible mistreatment.
    Breaking News
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