Sub-Regional Consultation of ASEAN CSO - Trade Unions on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, 1-3 November 2007

15 Nov 2007   |  Consultations   |  Regional  

The sub-regional consultation brought together representatives of regional and national trade union groups migrant advocacy NGOs, women\'s organizations, academics and other representatives of civil society to review the progress being made by the Task Fo

Established Migrant Technical Assistance Group, August 1, 2007

15 Aug 2007   |  Consultations   |  Regional  

The Migrant Technical Assistance Group (M-TAG) was formed as a result of a meeting of senior United Nations experts who presented information about their activities and policy recommendations to CS0 partners of the Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workerrs.

Kuala Lumpur ASEAN CSOs-TUs Statement, 28 March 2007

30 Mar 2007   |  Consultations   |  Regional  

Migrant workers are not commodities and should not be considered simple factors of production and services, but rather must be treated as human beings with rights, without discrimination in any form.

Largest strike in HCM City

31 Jul 2006   |  Consultations   |  TF-AMW  

28 December 2005, around 18,000 Freetrend employees went on strike asking for higher wages.

Additional 1.3 million jobs is target for 2006

31 Jul 2006   |  Consultations   |  TF-AMW  

The socio-economic development plan for 2006 targets sending 80,000 labourers and skilled workers abroad, and reducing the urban unemployment rate to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in 2005.

Established CSO-TU Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers, 22 -23 April 2006

20 Jul 2006   |  Consultations   |  Regional  

A Task Force on the ASEAN framework instrument on the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers was established in Singapore. The Working Group in Singapore, facilitated by Think Centre, is the Focal Point on Migrant Workers.