Additional 1.3 million jobs is target for 2006

31 Jul 2006   |  Consultations   |  TF-AMW  

The socio-economic development plan for 2006 targets sending 80,000 labourers and skilled workers abroad, and reducing the urban unemployment rate to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in 2005.


31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  COMMIT  

The unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding clearly lays out methods and areas of cooperation to combat all aspects of human trafficking.

Established CSO-TU Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers, 22 -23 April 2006

20 Jul 2006   |  Consultations   |  Regional  

A Task Force on the ASEAN framework instrument on the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers was established in Singapore. The Working Group in Singapore, facilitated by Think Centre, is the Focal Point on Migrant Workers.

Taiwan: Protesting Thai workers to receive punctual salaries

02 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Thailand  

Out of a total of 148,600 Thai workers employed overseas, about 94,000 of them are in Taiwan. Thai laborers are also the largest migrant worker group in Taiwan, where there are nearly 300,000 foreign workers. Thai workers who protested over their workin

MMI Women Workers Struggle

01 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Thailand  

On 9th. December 2003, MMI locked-out 1300 women workers after refusing to negotiate the Collective Agreement with the trade union. The UNION negotiated in the 2003 Collective bargaining agreement to abolish Labour supplier practices and sub contracting.

Singapore: Indian Migrant Workers Protest

01 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Singapore  

The foreign migrant workers from construction industry are protected by the Employment Act. Yet Wan Soon construction company had managed not to pay the 400 workers for more then 4 months. In Singapore, there are more then 500,000 foreign workers with wor