69 STORIES TAGGED ‘MIGRANT WORKER’

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 ►

Fire Destroys Four Migrant School Boarding Houses – Mae Sot Authorities Investigating Cause

February 27, 2015  •  Author: S’Phan Shaung

Four boarding houses of the Children Development Center (CDC), a migrant school on the Thai border town of Mae Sot, burnt to the ground on Wednesday, February 25, leaving homeless 62 male students who were living and studying at the school. Saw Elijah, administrator of the b... Read more ►

Migrant Schools Forced To Close As International Donors Withdraw

February 16, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Parents and education service providers of migrant communities in the Thai border town of Mae Sot are struggling to continue sending their children to school. Migrant education organisations told Karen News that the closure of migrant schools is caused by withdrawal of fundi... Read more ►

1,000 Migrant Children Support Anti-Child Trafficking Day

December 17, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

On global anti-child trafficking day, Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burma border hosted an event called, To stop child trafficking, invest for the children’s future. The event was was attended by as many as 1,000 children from local migrant schools. “This event was held to ... Read more ►

Thai Ministry of Education Officials Visit Migrant School in Mae Sot

December 3, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

An official delegation team from the Thai Ministry of Education paid a visit to a Mae Sot migrant school located on the Thai border to learn about the situation of migrant education. The six member-delegation-team led by Mr. Keeransat Sithisan from an office under the Minist... Read more ►

Migrant Schools Struggle To Keep Going As International Funders Pull Out

August 28, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung

The reduction in funds from international donors to the Thai-Burma border areas is threatening to close Burmese migrant schools. Schoolteachers at the migrants learning centers on the border claim that they will be unable to continue to teach as they are currently struggling... Read more ►

Migrant school educates a new generation from Burma

August 17, 2014  •  Author: Tran Thien Kinh

The chatter of four teenaged Buddhist monks dressed in bright saffron robes breaks the silence of the morning peace, as they walk hand in hand the short distance from the Wat Nong Bua Burapha temple to a cluster of ramshackle buildings known as the New Blood School. Located ... Read more ►

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