65 STORIES TAGGED ‘MIGRANT WORKER’

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 ►

Burma’s New Minimum Wage —Workers Claim It’s Still Not Enough To Cover Basic Living Expenses

September 7, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma government’s announced on August 25 that its National Minimum Wage Committee had approved a minimum daily wage of K3,600 (US$2.80) for a standard eight-hour work day across all industries. From 1st September the national minimum wage will apply and workers’ min... Read more ►

Garment Workers – Demand Award Wages, Lunch Breaks and Reasonable Overtime Hours

July 17, 2015  •  Author: S' Phan Shuang

About 700 migrant workers from the Garman (aka A1) garment factory in Mae Sot, Thailand staged a protest over seven demands. Karen News is led to understand that the factory workers have been in negotiations since July 4, with the factory owners and officials but have yet to... Read more ►

STOP DENGUE 2015: ASEAN DENGUE DAY – Border Communities Battle Dengue Fever

June 14, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

To commemorate ASEAN Dengue Day on June 15, 2015, international aid agencies, community based groups and public health workers across the region are organizing theatre performances, school art competitions, fumigation programs and awareness campaigns. In the Thai border tow... Read more ►

Thai Govt’s Health Insurance Package Now Available for Migrant Workers and Dependents

May 28, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

A senior Thai Health Ministry official said that from May 2015, government health insurance packages are available to buy for every registered migrant worker and their dependents. Dr. Poonlarp Chantavichitwong, Chief of Tak Public Health Officer from Tak Public Health Office... Read more ►

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