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Posts Tagged ‘Migrant Workers’ (52 found)

MPs and Politicians from ASEAN on February 23-25 Fact-Finding Mission to Phang Nga, Thailand to Highlight Plight Faced by Burmese Migrants

Leading ASEAN MPs and members of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) will be in Thailand on a three-day fact-finding mission from February 23-25 to raise awareness on issues surrounding migrant […]

February 21, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Detainees Swap between Malaysia and Myanmar

AIPMC notes with serious concern on recent developments of the Malaysian government’s plan to implement the ‘detainees exchange program’ with Myanmar. This plan will result around 1,000 people from Myanmar, detained in Malaysia, deported from the country […]

October 20, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Snap Shot Stories: Invisible Victims of Trafficking in Thailand

Thailand’s rapid economic growth has created wealth and opportunities. Development has resulted in increased demand for labour, or to be more precise, cheap low skilled foreign labour to do dirty, dangerous and difficult work that Thais often will not themselves do […]

October 4, 2011  •  By Mahidol Migration Center  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤

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 ➤

Thai Labour Leader Petitions ILO in Geneva: “Systematic Abuse of Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand Breaches International Law”

Today (13th June) at 9am (GMT +1), Mr. Sawit Keawwan, General Secretary of Thailand’s State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC), petitioned the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. In a letter submitted to the ILO’s Committee of Experts, SERC stated Thailand is systematically violating international law by failing to protect rights of migrant workers from Myanmar […]

June 13, 2011  •  By State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation of Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Take Action! Petition Calling on Companies to Respect Human Rights of Workers

Mr. Charles Hector, a well-known human rights activist and lawyer in Malaysia, has been highlighting the human rights violations against 31 migrant workers from Burma who have been working with Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. He is now being sued by the company for RM10 million (US$3.3 million).

မေလးရွားႏိုင္ငံရွိ လူသိမ်ားေသာ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး တက္ၾကြလႈပ္ရွားသူ ေရွ႕ေန မစၥတာ ခ်ားလ္စ္ဟတ္တာ (Mr. Charles Hector) သည္ မေလးရွားႏိုင္ငံရွိ Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn Bhd တြင္ အလုပ္လုပ္ကိုင္ေနၾကေသာ ျမန္မာေရႊ႕ေျပာင္းအလုပ္သမား ၃၁ ေယာက္အား အဆိုပါကုမၸဏီမွ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ဳိးေဖာက္ေနမႈမ်ားအေပၚ မီေမာင္းထိုး ေဖၚျပခဲ့သည္။ မစၥတာခ်ားလ္စ္ကို Asahi Kosei ကုမၸဏီမွ မေလးရွားရင္ဂစ္ ၁၀ သန္း (အေမရိကန္ေဒၚလာ ၃.၃ သန္း) ေလ်ာ္ေၾကးေပးေဆာင္ရန္ တရားစြဲဆိုထားသည္ […]

May 31, 2011  •  By In Defense of Charles Hector  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stop Legal Action Against Malaysian Human Rights Defender for Highlighting Rights of Migrant Workers

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Human Rights Now express their great concern regarding the case of Mr. Charles Hector Fernandez, a Malaysian human rights lawyer, activist and blogger. We were informed that Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn. Bhd., subsidiary of Asahi Kosei Japan Co. Ltd., filed a defamation law suit […]

May 23, 2011  •  By Forum-Asia and Human Rights Now  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Urged to Speed up Talks on Migrant Worker Protection

Organizations gathered under the Taskforce on ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW) group urged leaders in the region to address the issue of migrant workers by forming a regional framework this year that was legally binding on all ASEAN member states […]

April 11, 2011  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Negotiating Rules to Protect Migrant Workers

ASEAN member states are negotiating a set of regulations to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers at the 4th meeting of the ASEAN Committee for Migrant Workers (ACMW) here on April 11-12 […]

April 11, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤