Connect with us

Thailand

Migrant workers to be granted 2-year work permit and health insurance

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Prachachat

Undocumented migrant workers from 3 countries will be able to register for legal employment allowing a 2-year stay. The Cabinet approved the measure in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 after an outbreak at a Samut Sakhon seafood market affecting a large migrant community who worked around the fishing hub.

Migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar will be able to register with the Labour Ministry’s Department of Employment starting on January 15 until February 13. The workers must go through a health screening before submitting a work permit application. The workers and their children will receive health insurance for 2 years.

The workers must submit work permit applications before September 13. They must register as non-Thai nationals by November 12. Migrants or their employers must pay 7,200 baht to cover the health screening and 2-year health insurance. Undocumented migrants who do not have an employer must find a job within 90 days.

The outbreak in Samut Sakhon infecting hundreds of migrant workers shed light on labour trafficking and undocumented employment. The Royal Thai Army recently said they can’t stop border breaches and police have now shifted their focus from catching migrants entering illegally to cracking down on labour traffickers.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand| Bangkok Post

Catch up with the latest daily “Thailand News Today” here on The Thaiger.

YouTube video

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Chiang Rai6 hours ago

2018 Thai cave rescue inspires new attraction in Chiang Rai

Thailand6 hours ago

Thailand News Today | New traffic rule to affect entire country

Economy6 hours ago

Robots now serving people at Thai restaurant chain

Sponsored14 hours ago

LASIK eye surgery with state-of-the-art procedures in Thailand

Bangkok6 hours ago

Patiphan explains to police: It was my twin brother Patiphat!

Thailand6 hours ago

Woman faces jail for trafficking girls after karaoke raid in Thailand

Weather6 hours ago

South Korea’s capital sees record rainfall, at least 9 killed

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Protests7 hours ago

Amnesty International urges Thailand to free activists and return bail rights

Drugs7 hours ago

Truck leads police on 100km chase over shockingly small drug stash

Chon Buri7 hours ago

Chon Buri police couldn’t find victim of car crash on back seat

Phuket8 hours ago

Phuket expects recent India road show to bring in even more tourists, and revenue

Press Room8 hours ago

Jungceylon undergoes renovation to become a one-stop shopping paradise

World8 hours ago

Pakistani Taliban commander reportedly killed in Afghanistan

Tourism9 hours ago

Europeans lost in Koh Pha Ngan forest found by tourist police

Chon Buri9 hours ago

Mountain B fire death toll rises to 16

Bangkok9 hours ago

MRT says Bangkok won’t suffer any Seoul-type metro flooding

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending