• Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46
    Korat ex-school director fired over intimate relationship with teen
    A 51-year-old former director of Patong Thanoen Samakkhi School in Nakhon Ratchasima's Bua Yai district, deemed to have breached a serious disciplinary code by having an inappropriate intimate relationship with a 14-year-old pupil, was given 30 days to appeal against the provincial authority's decision to dismiss him without any pension and welfare benefits.
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  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:00
    GSB ready to sue teachers rejecting revised loan conditions
    The Government Savings Bank (GSB) has told staff to proceed next month in filing lawsuits against teachers and other education personnel who have not agreed to measures relaxing debt-repayment conditions introduced by the bank in May.
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:00
    Why Sweden is the world’s finest home for families
    With respect to Erica Komisar’s op-ed “The Human Cost of the world’s most famous welfare state” (The Nation, July 13) I believe the author has missed the greater point of Sweden’s comprehensive family-leave and childcare policies.
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:42
    Repay debts or suffer consequences, teachers warned
    The Justice Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary has warned schoolteachers who cease paying into a welfare fund that the outcome would be grim.
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:00
    Angry and deep in debt, teachers demand govt step in
    SOME 100 teachers on Saturday launched a campaign calling for the government and the Government Savings Bank (GSB) to allow a six-month moratorium in debt repayment to the Funeral Service Welfare for Teachers and Education Personnel fund.
  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:35
    1.19 million infirm people registered for welfare cards
    The government has registered 1.19 million elderly, disabled and bed-ridden people for welfare debit cards who were unable to visit district offices themselves, a senior Finance Ministry official said on Friday.
  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:01
    Elderly disabled woman rescued from Chon Buri bus shelter
    A 78-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair was found to be living in a roadside bus shelter in Chon Buri with her grandson on Thursday and taken to a welfare centre.
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  • Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:40
    Officials visit ‘monkey island’
    Officials headed to Koh Payu yesterday, where 80 sterilised monkeys were recently released, to check on their welfare.
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  • Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:00
    List of 270 suspects in destitute fund scandal
    A LIST of 270 civil servants allegedly involved in irregularities in disbursing the state allowance for the underprivileged has been submitted to the Department of Social Development and Welfare to proceed with disciplinary probes, said an anti-corruption official yesterday.
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:00
    Sixty-five officials suspended to facilitate probe into abuse of state funds for the needy
    THE DEPARTMENT of Social Development and Welfare (DSDW) has suspended 65 senior officials nationwide from active duty to facilitate an investigation into alleged corruption involving hundreds of millions of baht of state welfare funds.
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:06
    Holders of the ‘poor man's debit card’ can ride subway from next month
    Holders of state welfare smartcards will be allowed to use them to pay for subway fares starting late next month.
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  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:00
    Workers from Laos to upgrade skills in Japan
    LAOS’ Employment Service Centre, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, will send local workers to Japan to upgrade their skills through the Japanese Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:35
    ‘Poor’s debit card’ will soon work on QR-code payment system, says Commerce Minister
    Lower-income people will be able to use their electronic welfare cards to buy goods from shops that support the QR-code payment system starting next month, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said on Monday.
  • Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:41
    Employers warned about forced overtime
    The director general of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has warned employers demanding overtime without staff consent or extra pay they could be jailed for six months and fined Bt100,000.
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 14:08
    Orphaned orangutans get second chance at life in E. Kalimantan forest school
    Vienna-based international animal welfare organization Four Paws, with the help of its local partner Jejak Pulang and the government, has developed a rehabilitation center for orangutans at the Environment and Forest Ministry’s Wanariset research station in East Kalimantan.
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