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Bid to reclassify some ‘Thai-only’ jobs

national September 19, 2017 19:11

By The Nation

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The Ministry of Labour will hold a public hearing on a proposal to review the rules and regulations on 39 jobs currently reserved for Thai nationals.



Waranont Pitiwan, director of the Department of Employment, said most Thais are now not interested in many of these jobs, so foreigners should be allowed to do. The list includes some construction workers, carpenters, waiters, petrol station attendants, fresh-market workers and cashiers.

He said the department will hold a meeting next week, and invite representatives from the construction, restaurant, tourism and other industries, as well as the Board of Trade, to air their views on the suggestion that foreigners be allowed to do these jobs legally.

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