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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights and Development Foundation’ (5 found)

Ineffective Protection of Migrant Labour as a Migrant Worker Died Unprotected

Since 2009, a number of migrant workers from Burma have undergone nationality verification process and become legal migrant workers in Thailand. In almost two years of the implementation, the policy has been set out clearly […]

August 15, 2011  •  By Labor rights groups  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rights Groups to Take Case of Myanmar Migrant Work Accident Victim Chained to Hospital Bed to Labour Ministry Demanding Urgent Systems Review

Mr. Charlie Tiyu, a migrant worker from Myanmar who was illegally chained to his bed whilst receiving treatment for a work-related injury last week, is being supported by Thai rights groups tomorrow (7th Feb 2011) to demand compensation from the Social Security Office’s (SSO) Workmen’s Compensation Fund (WCF). After a campaign by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF), the Immigration Bureau ordered Charlie unchained on 4th Feb 2011 but he remains under custody in the Police General Hospital in Bangkok […]

February 6, 2011  •  By Thai Labour Solidarity Committee, State Enterprise Workers' Relations Confederation, Council of Work and Environment Related Patient's Network of Thailand, and Human Rights and Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant Workers Must Be Protected and the Thai Government Must Comply with ILO Convention 19

The Royal Thai Government (RTG) ratified the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Equality of Treatment [Accident Compensation] Convention 1925 (C-19) on 5th April 1968. C-19 requires each member state of the ILO that ratifies this Convention to grant to nationals of any other member states which have also ratified this Convention and who suffers personal injury due to industrial accidents happening in its territory the same treatment in respect of work accident compensation as it grants to its own nationals. This equality of treatment shall be guaranteed to all migrant workers without any condition as to residence. Myanmar also ratified ILO C-19 in 1927 […]

September 21, 2010  •  By State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation, Thai Labour Solidarity Committee and Human Rights and Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand Threatened Migrant Worker Crackdown: Would Be Counter Productive and Lead to Gross Human Rights Violations

On 2nd June 2010, Thailand s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva issued an order setting up a Special Centre to Suppress, Arrest and Prosecute Alien Workers Who Are Working Underground. This centre will manage a crackdown against unregistered migrants in Thailand, most of whom are from Burma. Five Regional Working Groups will implement the crackdown by pooling strength of police, army, navy and other government officials. The order states the targets of the crackdown are approximately 300,000 migrants who failed to enter a Nationality Verification (NV) migrant registration process by February 28th 2010. An estimated 1 million plus unregistered migrants who are working in Thailand but were ineligible for NV will also likely become targets of this crackdown.[…]

June 18, 2010  •  By Human Rights and Development Foundation  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resources on the Nationality Verification Process

The Migrant Justice Programme of the Human Rights and Development Foundation produced two useful resources for those wanting to learn more about the complex National Verification (NV) process for migrant workers in Thailand. The Nationality Verification Fact Sheet is a concise three-page introduction, which includes a time line of both Thai government and civil society’s […]

February 27, 2010  •  By Human Rights and Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤