Department of Labour Protection and Welfare

  • Business

    Labour union angry over changes to Thai Airways staff contracts under rehab plan

    Union representatives are questioning changes made to the employment terms of Thai Airways staff as part of the national carrier’s debt-restructuring plan. The labour union claims the changes have removed or diluted several staff entitlements and welfare benefits, pointing the finger at acting president, Chansin Treenuchagron, who signed the orders. The union is calling on the Department of Labour Protection…

  • Thailand

    Labour Ministry calls on employers to end discriminatory HIV testing

    The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has announced that around 30% of HIV-positive workers have experienced discrimination from bosses because of their status, both during the hiring process and while in employment. The Labour Ministry has responded by calling on employers to end the policy of testing job applicants for the HIV virus, calling the practice discriminatory. According to…