Migrants Find Life In Thailand Is Hard Work

November 29, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Recent reforms in Burma have not stopped thousands of migrant workers moving to Thailand in search of work. International workers organisations estimate that more than 2 million Burmese migrants have come to Thailand in search of better paid work. It is estimated that in som... Read more ►

Flawed National Registration Process – Migrant Workers Open to Exploitation

November 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The Migrant Worker Right Network (MWRN), has criticized the Burma and Thailand’s National Verification process for leaving migrant workers open to exploitation at the hands of corrupt brokers. It is estimated that in the last 30 years more than three million workers from... Read more ►

Karen construction worker killed after falling six floors

September 20, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Sue Nyar (KIC)

A Karen migrant worker died after falling from the sixth floor of Chiang Mai construction site on Monday, September 16. The dead worker was identified as 20-year-old, Saw Ye Tun Naing, who came to work in Chaing Mai from the Delta region of Burma. Saw Than Hlaing , a fellow ... Read more ►

Thailand’s migrant verification deadline expires – workers vulnerable

August 28, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Labour rights groups, including the Migrant Worker Rights Network, Thai Labour Solidarity Committee, Human Rights and Development Foundation and State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation of Thailand, have together expressed concern over a lack of clarity in Burma a... Read more ►

Air Bagan offers free flights to frightened Burmese workers in Malaysia

June 18, 2013  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin (KIC)

Following a series of attacks on Burmese migrant workers in Malaysia that have so far resulted in six deaths and 20 people injured, an spokesperson from Air Bagan said the airline will offer free flights to Burmese migrant workers in Malaysia who want to return home. The Air... Read more ►

Migrant workers’ group receives International Award

May 26, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

A Burmese migrant labour activist organization had been awarded the International Labour Rights Award for its contribution to the labour rights movement and exposing work-related rights violations. The International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) jointly honoured the Burmese Mig... Read more ►

Migrant workers get half pay, threatened and sacked by employer

March 15, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

Burmese migrant workers from a garment factory in the Thai border town of Mae Sot were threatened and then sacked by their employer earlier this week over a salary dispute. The 18 migrant workers were working at the ‘Two Dragons’ [as known among Burmese migrant w... Read more ►

Mae Sot school bus crash – kills one, injures 29

March 13, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

A school bus with dozens of Burmese migrant children was involved in a collision with a truck. A three-month old baby was killed in the incident and 30 people taken to local hospitals. A media statement from the non-government organization Help Without Frontiers, claimed the... Read more ►

SD Fashion workers struggle to win safer conditions and pay rise, but have to pay more rent

March 1, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Migrant workers from the SD Fashion Company [also known by its former name “Champion”] in Kham Piban, in Mae Sot negotiated with their employer at the Labor Protection and Welfare Department, the Ministry of Thai Labor an agreement for safer working conditions. The worke... Read more ►

Workers and JACBA help Mae Sot fire victims

February 25, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Victims of the fire that destroyed 24 rooms at the T.K.Lay CMC wool factory in Mae Sot, Thailand received a helping hand from migrant workers and local organisations after their living quarters were destroyed in the blaze. The Mae Sot based organization, Joint Action Committ... Read more ►

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