One-stop service centre for migrant labourers opened
June 30, 2014 00:00 By
A onestop service centre, the first of its kind, opened on Monday for the registration of migrant workers in Samut Sakhon province.
It serves Myanmar, Laotian and Cambodian workers and its services have already faced some problems due to the overwhelming number of aliens seeking registration. Employers brought crowds of workers to the centre for registration, and many civil servants were deployed to facilitate the process. Interpreters were also on hand to facilitate communication with the migrants.
The onestop service centre is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm every day until July 30.
It is expected to register 2,0003,000 migrant workers per day and registration of each worker takes up to 30 minutes.
The Thai Ministry of Labour will open similar service centres in four other provinces bordering neighbouring countries, including the northeast and eastern provinces.
The registration of alien workers results from the policy of the National Council for Peace and Order to regulate alien labour.
The council will send its teams of commerce, foreign affairs and labour officials to inform importers of Thai products overseas that Thailand is seriously working to solve labour problems.
The teams will begin by visiting the United States and Europe.