59 STORIES TAGGED ‘MIGRANT WORKER’

Migrant Workers Face Difficulties to Process New Thai Employment Documents, as Agents Cash In

May 11, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Migrant workers and employers find the resulting process of the official joint agreement of the Thai and Burma governments to issue them with new legal papers time consuming, difficult and complicated. The two governments reached an agreement to issue the new paperwork known... Read more ►

Labor attaché refutes reports of Myanmar workers arrested at Myawaddy border

May 8, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

A Burma embassy official denied what he said were “rumors” about migrant workers being arrested or left stranded at the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border. Prior to Thingyan, Thailand announced a New Year’s gift for its large community of migrant workers, declaring that passport-... Read more ►

Thai Govt to Ease Travel Restrictions for Myanmar Migrants over Thingyan

March 29, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thailand has announced a Thingyan [water festival] gift for Myanmar migrant workers. Those heading home for the April holiday can do so without paying travel fees, and without fear of arrest, according to a recent decree. The fee waiver applies to migrant workers holding tem... Read more ►

Young Karen Domestic Worker’s Unexplained Death Sparks Concerns in Migrant Community

January 15, 2017  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The unexpected death of a young Karen woman found in a Bangkok apartment on January 3, 2017, has raised suspicions among the Karen community. The circumstances surrounding the death of the young woman, Nan Pawt Eh Mwee, 22, (also know as) Nan Htay Htay Oo have left many in ... Read more ►

Migrant Students Offered Scholarships To Enter Thai University

July 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Students from the Children Development Centre (CDC) have an opportunity to continue their education at a Thai university, Rajamangala University of Technology, Tak. The university has decided to move forward with a scholarship program for students of the CDC. Qualified stude... Read more ►

Burma’s Exam System – Fails Students, But Especially Challenging for Migrants

June 16, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Migrant student passing the university matriculation examination dropped to 22 % this year causing concerns to migrant teachers on the bias in the current system. According to the matriculation examination results for the 2015-16 academic year announced on 11th of June, only... Read more ►

Dr Cynthia Opens New Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot to Continue Providing Healthcare to Migrant Workers and Displaced People from Burma

June 4, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Mae Tao Clinic located in the Thai border town of Mae Sot in Tak Province officially moved to a new purposed built hospital in an effort to keep providing care to people from Burma unable to access the country’s failed healthcare system. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder and ... Read more ►

Migrant School Buildings Destroyed by Monsoon Storm, Seeks Funding to Repair, Before School Year Starts In June

May 25, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Monsoon rains and heavy winds destroyed a Karen migrant school on the Thai Burma border last week. The school, Kwe Ka Baung, in Mae Sot in Thailand’s Tak Province, had its administration office and equipment wrecked by a twister on the 21st of May, during a heavy rainstorm... Read more ►

International Workers Day Raises Concerns about Equality, Rights and Pay For Burmese Workers

May 3, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

May Day 2016, workers around the world took to the streets and city parks to rally and march to show their solidarity and support for their workplace rights. Trade unionists started the May Day celebrations, also known as International Workers Day in Chicago in 1886, when th... Read more ►

Children Right Groups Want New Gov’t To Recognize Birth Registration of Migrant and Conflict Affected Communities

February 5, 2016  •  Author: Sa Isue

Burma community based groups working on child protection issues met to press the new government to recognize birth registrations recorded on the Thai Burma border and among migrant communities in Thailand. The Committee for the Protection and Promotion of Child Rights (CPPCR... Read more ►

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