One Stop Centers will be opened in Thailand for Myanmar workers

One Stop Centers will be opened in Thailand for Myanmar workers

For sending Myanmar workers to work at the fishery industry of Thailand, two One Stop Centers will be opened in Kawthaung and Ranaung according to Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on September 5.

Thailand Minister for Labour visited Myanmar during August and invited more than 60,000 Myanmar workers to work at the fishery industry in Thailand legally.

According to that invitation, before working at the fishery industry in Thailand, training and aware courses will be given. Therefore two One Stop Centers will be opened in Kawthaung in Myanmar and Ranaung in Thailand.

“Both sides of countries are discussing giving courses to Myanmar workers to be worked in Thailand in fishing industries. After giving training, we’ll send them legally. In the past, Myanmar hadn’t sent workers legally to be worked in Thailand in fishery industry. Now, we’ll sign MOU. Thailand said that they want Myanmar workers. Therefore, we draw policy. Based on that policy, Minister for labour of Thailand and Myanmar will discuss. After discussing, we’ll send workers. Previously, Myanmar workers went Thailand illegally and when they faced problems, we were not able to help them. Now that we are sending them legally, they will get benefits on workers’ right, and their protection,” said Aye Aye Moe, director of Migrant Workers Division, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

Recruitment of Myanmar workers would be drawn up after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on the protection of fishery workers. The government wants to ensure that Myanmar fishermen have legal protection before sending them to Thailand.

Currently, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population of Myanmar has principally agreed for sending Myanmar workers to Thailand.

Source: Eleven Myanmar
Written By: Shine Lin Aung
Published on 6 September 2018

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