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Posts Tagged ‘MAP Foundation’ (7 found)

Migrants Forced to Stay on the Border

Employers in Tak have managed to persuade the authorities to slap travel restrictions on all migrants registered to work in five border provinces. Even migrants who are holding Temporary Passports which should allow migrants to travel freely throughout the country are now facing restrictions […]

June 28, 2012  •  By MAP Foundation and Migrant Rights Promotion Working Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the Saffron Revolution

“We Want Real Change in Burma, Not Public Relations Games”

On the 4th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, an alliance of Burma‐related organizations in Chiang Mai has organized this candlelight vigil and rally to call on the international community to maintain pressure on Burma’s regime until it carries out a genuine democratic transition by immediately and unconditionally releasing all political prisoners and ending impunity for human rights abusers […]

September 27, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant Domestic Workers Celebrate News of the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Burmese domestic workers are celebrating in Chiang Mai on hearing that today, June 16th 2011, the International Labour Organization has adopted Convention 189: Decent Work for Domestic Workers at the 100th Session of the ILO Conference. Said Hseng Moon, a domestic worker who has been working in Thailand for nearly ten years, “Well, I know that I’ve been working for many years, but now everybody knows that it was work! And hopefully that means we, domestic workers, will get some respect now” […]

June 16, 2011  •  By MAP Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Putting Women Migrant Workers into ASEAN

Putting Women Migrant Workers into ASEAN: Are they not already in ASEAN working in the export industries? Are they not already supporting the middle and upper classes of ASEAN by providing cleaning and child care services? Are they not already working in significant numbers in agriculture, horticulture, entertainment, food processing, sales and a host of other important work? Indeed, the labour of women migrant workers is already in ASEAN, but the rights, the dignity, and the respect for women migrant workers is not yet there. However, with several important human rights processes evolving at this time, it is valuable for migrant women to be aware of the current instruments and mechanisms that protect their rights and understand how to engage in these international and regional processes […]

October 1, 2010  •  By MAP Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Over 1000 Workers Continue the 3rd Day of Strike at Fishing Net Factory

Holding a temporary passport has given no protection of the rights of Burmese workers at the Dechapanich Fishing Net Factory in Khon Kaen. The workers have to work one and a half hours free every day from 5.00pm to 6.30pm to pay off the cost of the passport and are not allowed to maintain possession of their passports. When six workers were fired for taking more than three days leave a month, they demanded the return of their personal documents, and found that the word “cancel” had been casually written next to their visa […]

September 10, 2010  •  By MAP Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Support Workers’ Demands for Labour Rights in Burma

On February 8th 2010, 3,600 factory workers, mostly women, in the Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone in Rangoon, Burma, protested against the substandard working conditions they are forced to endure in the factories. Workers employed at the Opal 2 and Mya Fashion factories  demanded a wage increase of 10US$ a month. The next day, workers at […]

February 12, 2010  •  By Asian Migrant Centre, MAP Foundation, Workers and Farmers Solidarity League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤