A new deal for migrant workers in South East Asia is being pressed on ASEAN states. The task force recommends compliance provisions and contact with focal points in each state’s Ministry of Labour. Action against discrimination is
urged along with action against brokers, agents and employers who hold migrant workers’ passports.
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On 28 March 2007, the Task Force convened a regional consultation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the ASEAN Declaration on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region. The consultation also aimed to elaborate on trade union and NGO collaboration in upholding the rights and wellbeing of migrant workers.
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Singapore courts frequently hear cases of domestic worker abuse--or those concerning retaliatory murder, the usual plea of defense lawyers on behalf of their clients being that they were driven to homicide after suffering extreme abuse. [ More... ]
The Thai government has amended its registration policy for migrant workers, allowing them to apply for work permits without a previously required deposit, according to an official announcement. [ More... ]
Further action may include referring Burma to the Court of International Justice, as the ILO’s Commission of Inquiry has stated that forced labor in Burma constitutes a crime against humanity [ More... ]
Out of a total of 148,600 Thai workers employed overseas, about 94,000 of them are in Taiwan. Thai laborers are also the largest migrant worker group in Taiwan, where there are
nearly 300,000 foreign workers. Thai workers who protested over their working and living conditions. [ More... ]
The foreign migrant workers from construction industry are protected by the Employment Act. Yet Wan Soon construction company had managed not to pay the 400 workers for more then 4 months. In Singapore, there are more then 500,000 foreign workers with work permits. SNTUC memberships is 425,000 of which about 17.5 per cent or 74,000 are foreign workers. [ More... ]
On 9th. December 2003, MMI locked-out 1300 women workers after refusing to negotiate the Collective Agreement with the trade union. The UNION negotiated in the 2003 Collective bargaining agreement to abolish Labour supplier practices and sub contracting. That workers who perform the same job must be paid the same and all must have job security, as regular employees of MMI (Thailand). The Union viewed the practice of Labour supply as unfair labour practice on the part of MMI (Thailand) and MMI Holdings Singapore Limited. [ More... ]