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  • Thailand News

    Thai workers shine in Taiwan’s Labour Day awards

    Two Thai workers from Lampang did Thailand proud after being honoured with employee awards in Taiwan’s annual Labour Day ceremony, earning a personal meeting with the country’s president. The Taiwanese Ministry of Labour, responsible for the event, recognises both local and foreign workers for their contributions to various sectors. This year, the Thai men won accolades in the manufacturing industry.…

  • China News

    Husband caught holidaying with mistress on livestream by shocked wife during Labour Day

    One married woman got an unwelcome surprise while she was staying home during the Labour Day holiday to take care of her children – she discovered her husband on holiday with his mistress on a livestream. The unexpected revelation occurred in China when the woman was at home attending to her children. Feeling bored, she spent her time engaging in…

  • Thailand News

    Labour Day celebrations amidst scepticism over political promises

    As Labour Day is celebrated in the country today, activists have voiced scepticism over political parties’ campaign promises to increase minimum daily wages to seemingly unrealistic levels. For example, the Pheu Thai Party has vowed to raise the minimum wage to a flat rate of 600 baht, while the Move Forward Party has pledged to increase it to 450 baht…

  • Tourism News

    TAT expects more Chinese and Thai tourists in Phuket for Labour Day weekend

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects more Chinese and Thai tourists to visit Thailand’s picturesque island province of Phuket during the Labour Day weekend. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn reported a 60% improvement in tourism from January to March 2023 compared to the same period last year, with 6,518,578 foreign visitors generating 334.7 million baht. Speaking to Thai media, Yuthasak…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s child labour crisis: Migrant children left unprotected

    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are sounding the alarm: Thailand will miss its goal of ending child labour by 2025 unless it extends its efforts to include migrant children. Cross-Cultural Foundation President Surapong Kongchantuk stated that an estimated 100,000 child migrants have arrived in Thailand since late last year alone. “But our country has no measures to take care of them.” The…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand addresses labour shortage and illegal workers

    Thailand’s National Committee on Migrant Workers Management approved three strategic guidelines to address the country’s labour shortage and tackle the issue of illegal workers. A proposal for these new guidelines is expected to be forwarded to the cabinet for approval soon. Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn announced after a committee meeting this Wednesday, commenting that the ongoing political conflict in Myanmar…

  • Thailand News

    Thai labour minister embroiled in minimum wage dispute

    The labour minister found himself in the midst of a heated debate today as employee and employer representatives presented their contrasting views on a proposed minimum wage increase. The conflicting opinions were expressed ahead of a crucial tripartite committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow, May 14. The Thai Labour Solidarity Confederation and the State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation were the first…

  • Thailand News

    Srettha’s agenda for three-day tour to three Thai provinces revealed

    Government Spokesperson Chai Wacharonke revealed Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s inspection tour of three provinces: Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, and Ratchaburi, spanning May 10 to 12. Kicking off yesterday afternoon, the Bangkok-born PM initiated discussions on local matters at the Lad Nam Tien floodgate in Suphan Buri Province. He also mingled with the public at the Jorakhesamphan Sluice Gates, delving deeper into…

  • Thailand News

    Six airlines to offer discounted flights for Songkran holiday

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) confirmed that six airlines will introduce 104 additional flights, offering a discount of approximately 20% for early morning and late night domestic flights during the Songkran holiday. This move is designed to offer a more economical travel option for holidaymakers. The announcement was made yesterday by the Deputy Director-General of CAAT, Sarun Benjanirut.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai women march to Government House for labour rights

    Bangkok streets echoed with the chants of empowered Thai women as they marched to Government House, armed with 11 demands to challenge labour oppression on this International Women’s Day. Thai women’s labour groups, spearheaded by the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), took to the streets with a resolute message under the banner of Resistance against Women’s Labour Oppression Capitalism. Their…

  • Thailand News

    Thai House rejects labour bill fearing 30% cost surge

    A labour welfare bill proposed by the Move Forward Party (MFP) has been rejected by the House of Representatives, sparking concerns about a potential 30% increase in labour costs across Thailand. Despite this setback, the MFP had some success as the House consented to two additional draft bills, one from the Bhumjaithai Party and another from the MFP. List-MP Sia…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand announces extra holiday to boost Songkran economy

    Thailand’s financial sector is set to benefit from an additional public holiday, as declared by the Royal Thai Government Gazette. The special holiday is part of a government initiative to facilitate travel flexibility and stimulate the tourism, service sectors, and the overall economy during the Songkran festival. This move aligns with the Cabinet’s decision from February 13, and marks a…

  • Thailand News

    Former labour minister seeks legal advice over alleged Thailand-Finland trafficking scandal

    Former Labour Minister of Thailand Suchart Chomklin is seeking legal advice following allegations of involvement in a human trafficking and bribery scandal. The case in question pertains to the deployment of Thai workers to Finland for berry picking. Suchart vehemently denied receiving payments or engaging in any human trafficking activities related to this employment scheme. An ongoing investigation into the case…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Labour Ministry considers raising minimum wage as Songkran gift

    The Labour Ministry, headed by Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, is considering raising the minimum wage for certain professions as a Songkran festival gift. The announcement is expected to take place within a year, covering the entire country. Additionally, the Cabinet is looking into providing a full monthly salary for maternity leave of 98 days. This was discussed at a meeting of the…

  • Thailand News

    Despite conflict, Thai labourers eye Israel’s farmlands for higher wages

    The escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, hasn’t deterred Thai labourers from seeking employment in Israel’s farmlands. Their decision to remain or return to work in Israel is primarily driven by the substantial financial benefits they can accrue. Satid Prom-u-narot, 37 years old, highlighted the stark disparity in wages between the two countries. “On average, I…

  • Phuket News

    Illegal labour crackdown in Phuket ensnares 30 Chinese men

    Yesterday in Tambon Thepkrasattri, an enclave in Phuket, Thailand, police apprehended 30 Chinese men on charges of illegal labour. The detained, aged between 24 and 59 years old, were caught in the act, with 12 of them arrested at a construction site in Baan Pa Khlok Cheep, and the remaining 18 along Wong Chalerm Village Road. Now, further investigations are…

  • Thailand News

    Thai labour minister takes wages for a spin: Cabinet gears up for minimum wage review

    Thai Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn announced that the Cabinet will be looking into a review of the new daily minimum wage rates. This comes after several business organisations urged the government to uphold the decision made by a tripartite wage committee regarding the increase in wages. Phiphat disclosed that he has no authority to review the rates approved by the…

  • Thailand News

    Nationwide security guards training initiative kicks off with labour of love from ministry, police, and army

    A nationwide training initiative targeting security guards is set to be launched, courtesy of the Labour Ministry, police force, and army. This initiative, aimed at improving the skill set of guards, was discussed yesterday in a meeting convened by Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. Also in attendance were Watcharapol Bussamongkol, ex-president of the Security Services Association of Thailand (SSAT), and representatives…

  • Thailand News

    Thai labour ministry provides financial aid to bereaved families of workers

    Eight Thai workers’ bodies were received at Suvarnabhumi International Airport today, with a detailed explanation of financial aid provided to the bereaved families. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Phairoj Chotikasathien, visited the airport to explain the procedure and participate in the mourning ceremony. Phairoj revealed that religious rites and wreath-laying ceremonies would be conducted upon the arrival of…

  • Thailand News

    Unexpected labour at Thai restaurant results in nine months of free meals for pregnant woman

    A surprising incident occurred at a popular Thai restaurant when a pregnant woman dining there suddenly went into labour. The manager, Yuthaphum Kaewkhem, known as Boom, recalled the surprising event where the woman, who had been enjoying a meal, started experiencing labour pains. One of Boom’s staff, at the Moo Krata restaurant, revealed that a customer’s waters had broken and…

  • Thailand News

    Two more Thai labourers die in Israel-Palestine conflict, death toll rises to 20

    The ongoing conflict in Israel has claimed the lives of two more Thai labourers, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, bringing the total Thai death toll to 20. The Thai labourers lost their lives amid Hamas rocket attacks and aerial bombardments near the Gaza Strip. Kanchana Patarachoke, the ministry’s spokesperson and director-general of the Department of Information, shared this distressing…

  • Thailand News

    Delivery dilemma: Thai logistics firm in hot water as labour exploitation claims posted

    A prominent private logistics company has been forced to navigate emerging challenges, as allegations of labour exploitation surge. A post from the Riders Union page highlighted the plight of the company’s employees, who face drastic cuts in their commission rates and are expected to deliver up to 200 to 500 parcels a day without overtime pay. The post alleged… “Employees…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Labour Ministry addresses worker transfer issue in Israel amidst unrest

    The issue of Thai workers being sold to other employers in Israel was addressed by Pairoj Chotiksathien, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour today. He clarified that the transfer of workers to new employers does not violate Israeli labour law, following an investigation by the Labour Attaché in Tel Aviv. Pairoj disclosed today that he ordered the Labour…

  • Thailand News

    Thai-Israel evacuation: First wave of returning Thais touch down Thursday

    Labour Minister Piphat Ratchakitprakarn reported that the first group of Thai people evacuated from Israel due to the Israel-Hamas conflict will arrive in Thailand on Thursday, October 12. The first five Thais will arrive at 10.35am and another 10 at 12.35pm. Advisor to the Ambassador of the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv, Kitrana Srisuriya, revealed the number of affected…

  • Business News

    Gold market rebounds amid weakening US labour market and dollar decline

    The value of the gold market experienced a slight increase yesterday, reaching above US$1,820 per ounce. This followed an eight-day decline which was influenced by the high US bond yields and the strengthening dollar. The rise was a response to a weakening labour market in America. On yesterday morning, spot gold had risen by 0.3% to US$1,827 per ounce. This…

  • Things To Do

    Best things to do in Phuket for a memorable holiday

    Phuket, known as the most popular tourist destination in Thailand, undoubtedly offers a wide range of activities. Some of the best things to do in Phuket are centered around the beach. But besides relaxing on one of the island’s many immaculate beaches, you can find a wide range of other things to do. Go island hopping to see the surrounding…

  • Thailand News

    Worker from Khon Kaen found dead in Samut Prakan: Shocking discovery stirs unrest in labour camp

    A tragic event emerged in a labour camp in Samut Prakan‘s Bang Phli district yesterday afternoon where a 24 year old man from Khon Kaen was discovered dead in a bathroom. Shinagorn, a worker originally from Khon Kaen, was found hanging from the bathroom ceiling with a nylon rope around his neck. A toppled stool was found nearby his dead body,…

  • Pattaya News

    Coastal crackdown: Chon Buri Police launch initiative to nail undocumented foreign labour

    In the coastal province of Chon Buri, an initiative to thwart undocumented foreign labour has been laid out by officers from Bang Lamung Police Station. This concerted action took place yesterday, with sweeping audits conducted across a range of potential workplaces occupied by non-Thai nationals. It comes as part of an extensive drive to hinder illicit activities associated with unlawful…

  • Economy News

    Migrant amnesty programme extended for half a million foreign labourers in Thailand

    In a bid to alleviate Thailand’s labour shortage and lay the groundwork for post-pandemic economic recovery, the country’s Cabinet has decided to lengthen its foreign migrants’ amnesty programme until the close of the month. This initiative allows close to half a million workers from neighbouring nations, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, to effectively organise the permits necessary for legal…

  • World News

    Partygate report release today; Boris resigns amid kangaroo court claims

    The long-awaited report from the Privileges Committee, which examines whether former Prime Minister Boris Johnson intentionally misled Parliament about Partygate, is slated for release today. Johnson resigned as an MP after seeing an advanced copy of the report, stating that it found him guilty “regardless of the facts.” The investigation has been ongoing for a year, and yesterday Johnson requested…