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Phuket Employment office to hold seminar on dive professionals’ work permits

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PHUKET: The Phuket Employment Office (PPEO) will be holding an eight-hour seminar on May 22 at the Royal Phuket City Hotel in Phuket Town to clarify regulations and work permits for dive professionals.

The seminar comes as a Public-sector Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) team continues its investigation into allegations that Chalong Police used legal loopholes in work permits to extort money from members of the Phuket dive community (story here).

“The PPEO will hold the seminar to clarify work permit descriptions and laws that effect dive instructors, dive masters and dive shop owners. The meeting will be at the Raya meeting room on the second floor of Royal Phuket City Hotel,” said PPEO Chief Yaowapa Pibulpol.

“We will provide information about the Alien Working Act, BE 2551, the Social Security Act BE 2533 and the Labor Protection Act BE 2541.”

The seminar is free of charge and will run from 8:30am until 4:30pm, as follows:

8:30am: Registration
9:30am: Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut gives opening speech
10:00am: PPEO officers explain the Alien Working Act BE 2551
12:00am: Lunch break
1pm: Phuket Social Security officers explain the Social Security Act BE 2533
2:30pm: Phuket Provincial Labor Protection and Welfare Office staff explain the Labor Protection Act BE 2541
4pm: Floor opens for questions

— Saran Mitrarat

 

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