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Migrant workers in Thailand injured in truck crash

Twelve migrant workers and three children were injured in a traffic accident in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province on Sunday night.

Prak Pheaktra, a Cambodian translator for Thai authorities, yesterday said that a pickup truck carrying 15 Cambodians, including three children, crashed into another truck travelling in the opposite direction.

Mr Pheaktra noted that the truck was carrying the 12 migrant workers to work at a longan farm.

“The accident occurred at 9.45pm on Sunday in Sa Kaeo province when the pickup truck crashed into another truck travelling in the opposite direction,” Mr Pheaktra said, noting the 12 workers, three children and one Thai national were injured.

He added that all were sent to hospital and none are in life-threatening condition.

Hun Saroeun, consul-general of the Cambodian consulate in the province, was quoted in a National Police report saying that the workers have not yet been identified.

“Our officials are working on this case,” he said.

Written by Mom Kunthear
Source: Khmer Times
Published on 26 November 2019
Link: https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664054/cambodia-south-korea-ink-five-agreements-discuss-migrants/

[News in Thai] ITF and FRN urges the use of Convention on Work in Fishing (C188)

International Transport Workers’ Federation and Fishers Rights Network (ITF-FRN) proposed legislation and implementation of Convention on Work in Fishing (C188), which protects fishers’ rights, to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Labour during a meeting on Ship to Shore Rights Project.

FRN emphasized on-going problems such as forced and debt bondage, workers being paid less than minimum wage, lack of
clean water and nutrition on fishing boats and dangerous working conditions in the Thai fishing industry.

Source: Prachatai

Published on 24 November 2019

Link: https://prachatai.com/journal/2019/11/85280

[News in Thai] Thai DOE Suggests Employers to Take Migrant Workers to Renew work permits

Department of Employment reminds employers to take migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to renew
work permits before 31 March 2020.

Source: Thai PBS

Published on 24 November 2019

Link: https://news.thaipbs.or.th/content/286401

[News in Thai] Police raid three foreign sex workers in Pethchaburi Province

Police in Pethchaburi Province raided a Karaoke Bar in Petchaburi Province.

The police noted that foreign women sex workers who had no work permits were present. The minimum wage of each sex worker was 200 Baht per day, not including tips.

Published on 22 November 2019

Link: https://news.ch7.com/detail/376924

[News in Thai] South Korea now accepting Thai workers

The Ministry of Labor, Thailand, and the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Korea signed the MOU on Employment Permit
System for Foreign Workers (EPS) in 2004. It required the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Employment (Thailand) to take on responsibilities in recruitment, selection and sending of job seekers to work. Migrants must pass the Korean language test (EPS-TOPIK) and have professional skills as determined by the Korean authorities.

This year, Thai Government plans to send 300 Thai male workers in the agriculture and livestock sectors in Korea.
Source: Matichon Online

Published on 21 Novembet 2019

Link: https://www.matichon.co.th/local/quality-life/news_1762642

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