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Survey ASEAN youth bullish about impacts of technology on employment

The youth of the ASEAN are highly optimistic about the impacts of technology on their job prospects and incomes, according to a survey from the World Economic Forum. Keep reading ...

Thailand tells illegal workers to leave

Thailand’s Labour Ministry has warned that all migrant workers who missed the March 31 deadline to register must return to their home countries, according to a Myanmar embassy official, who expressed concern that thousands of Myanmar workers might be affected by the order. Keep reading ...

ZAW ZAW HTWE

Which Asian Country has the Highest and Lowest Unemployment Rates

Mongolia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines have the highest employment rates in Asia. By contrast, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos post the lowest unemployment rates. Mongolia has the highest employment rate in Asia with 7.3 per cent. The country has seen a poor labour market with a ...

DataLEADS

Forced labor still rampant in Thai fishing industry

Abuse, forced labor and trafficking continue in Thailand’s fishing industry, says a new report. It comes almost three years after the EU threatened to ban Thai fishing products if Bangkok didn’t get its act in order.Keep reading ...

Ate Hoekstra

Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in single day

About 1,137 Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand on Tuesday, a day after Christmas, according to the Home Affairs Ministry Wednesday.[]The law, which was originally aimed at tackling human trafficking concerns and regulating foreign workers in Thailand, sparked panic and prompted more than 60,000 ...

Yurou

Modern slavery: Corporations take action to free some of the 40 million slave workers

When one of the biggest food companies in the world, Nestle, found slavery in its supply chains in 2015 it made a public admission, a move praised by anti-slavery groups.[]The company’s investigation found many of the workers were from Myanmar and Cambodia. Some had been ...

Imogen Brennan

New Thai regulations for migrants hit by delay

New Thai regulations imposing stiff punishments on undocumented migrants, their brokers and their employers set to come into force on January 1 will likely be delayed by three to six months, according to Cambodian Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng.Keep reading .. ...

Yon Sineat

Why the West should care about Thailand's new fight against fishing slavery

Thailand’s $7 billion fishing trade is among the world’s biggest. In recent years, it’s also been one of the most severely scandalized — an industry blighted by reports of slavery on fishing trawlers. Many of these tales recall 18th century-style barbarity at sea.Keep reading ...

VN, neighbours discuss migrant work

Ensuring social security, knowledge and stable incomes for workers is a top priority for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Việt Nam, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Doãn Mậu Diệp, said yesterday. He spoke at the opening of a Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) ...

More Lao workers return home from Thailand

Many of an estimated 150,000 Lao labourers working in Thailand (both legally and illegally) have continued to return home after Thailand enforced regulations relating to employment of unregistered migrant workers. In Champassak province, many workers, notably those who entered Thailand illegally, returned home as they ...

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