Thai Gov’t Issues 10-year Residence Certificate to Burma Migrant Children

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Thai government is issuing a 10-year residence certificate to Burma migrant children who were born in Thailand. As a result, the district municipal offices in Thailand are packed with applicants since the end of February and up to March 5, according to the Joint Action ... Read more ►

Over 1,000 Burmese Migrant Workers Protest Demanding Full Wage in Mae Sot

February 16, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers from Golden File gem-polishing workshop in Bang Wang Takhian Village in the Thai border town of Mae Sot launched a strike on February 14 over the issue of not receiving full wage and getting their wages cut off for document fees. “They do... Read more ►

Labor Right Groups Urge Migrant Workers to Get Legal Papers as Thai Government Extends Grace Period

November 23, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Migrant workers in Thailand are advised to get their status legalized while there is still time to do so. Burma labor activists urged migrant workers to get the necessary legal documents during the three-month period of suspension of the Thai law on illegal migrant workers. ... Read more ►

Two Myanmar Migrants Receive Compensation after Getting Sacked

October 13, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

In a rare favorable turn for migrant workers, two Myanmar nationals reported being paid thousands of baht in compensation after they were laid off by a Thai steel factory this week. Ko Tin Soe Lwin and his wife Ma Ngwe Tin were both laid off as part of an alleged staff downs... Read more ►

Thailand Closes Grace Period Registration of Migrant Workers

August 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

With the leniency period now over, Thailand has warned that any remaining unregistered migrant laborers may be deported. Until the August 7 deadline, employers were instructed to register all undocumented workers without risk of facing newly increased fines. Over 772,000 mig... Read more ►

Education Activist U Naing Naing Tun Passes Away

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Education reform activist and champion of migrant education U Naing Naing Tun passed away on August 2 in Thailand, according to his colleagues. He suffered a heart attack and died in the Mae Sot Hospital. He was 47. “His death is a big loss. I’m very saddened,” said Ma... Read more ►

Thai Crackdown Disrupting Burma Migrant Schools: BMTA

July 4, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A recent crackdown by Thai authorities against illegal foreign workers has resulted in the temporary closure of several Burma migrant schools in Tak Province, according to the Burmese Migrant Teachers’ Association (BMTA). BMTA secretary U Naing Naing Tun told Karen New... Read more ►

Migrant students in Mae Sot continue to struggle with matriculation exam

June 26, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

The matriculation exam pass rate at Burma migrant schools in Mae Sot, Thailand remains very low, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers’ Education Committee (BMWEC). Only 16 out of 101 students from Hsa Thoo Lei and Thway Thit schools passed their Myanmar matriculati... Read more ►

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 ►

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