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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Home-Based Workers
Region(s): East Asia & Southeast Asia ; Thailand
Myanmar Thailand Call to guard domestic workers' rights Bangkok Post . (27 September 2017)
By Charoensuthipan, Penchan.

Labour advocacy groups are calling on the government to better protect the rights and welfare of migrant domestic workers in the light of Myanmar's rule barring its citizens from getting jobs in other countries as home workers. Poonsap Tulaphan, manager of Homenet Thailand, who advocates for home workers, said Myanmar in particular does not allow its people to be employed as home workers under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) system.

Thailand Evicted families receive new home. Pattaya Mail . (5 August 2016)
By Grainger, Marg.

At the end of March, three families were evicted from the Khao Talo slum area as the owner wanted the land back so that he could develop it. Having nowhere to go the families came to the Hand to Hand Foundation seeking emergency help. Almost instantly Mr. Lee from the Premier Oilfield Services came forward with the offer to build rooms for these families and shortly afterwards the construction began.

By Carr, Carlin.

Home-based work — a hugely invisible sector of Thailand’s and the world’s informal economy — is now a major part of global supply chains. The most recently available data from WIEGO estimated that in 1999 as much as 60 percent of global garment production, especially of children and women’s clothing, was done at home in both Asia and Latin America. Major brands are no longer just being produced in factory complexes like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, where 1,134 workers died when their workplace caught fire and collapsed. The tragedy exposed many exploitations and violations in global garment supply chains that have increasingly become more invisible in the homes of workers.

By Carr, Carlin.

Home-based work - a hugely invisible sector of Thailand's and the world's informal economy - is now a major part of global supply chains. The most recently available data from WIEGO estimated that in 1999 as much as 60 percent of global garment production, especially of children and women's clothing, was done at home in both Asia and Latin America.

Thailand Woman accused of preying on home-based workers Bangkok Post . (2 June 2016)

A group of 15-home-based workers on Thursday filed a complaint with police at the Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECSD) against Chatchaya Chuemongkol for allegedly cheating them out of more than five million baht in total.

Thailand Pension lifeline Bangkok Post . (10 August 2015)
By Chantanusornsiri, Wichit.

The National Savings Fund for non-formal workers will finally unfurl its safety net later this month. The government will roll out the long-awaited National Savings Fund (NSF), a retirement safety net for nearly 25 million Thai self-employed and non-formal workers not covered under state pension schemes.

By Theparat, Chautrudee.

Authorities are being asked to step up their studies on measures to promote savings, especially among low-income earners.

The Ministry of Labour is set to extend labour protection coverage to all groups of informal workers, according to a ministry official.

Thailand Women's Labor Rights: The Road Ahead The Asian Foundation . (29 April 2015)
By Rodriguez, Barbara .

The workers' rights around the world have seen significant legal gains, including the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of forced labor, the abolition of child labor, and the elimination of discrimination in employment.

The Labor Minister has asked the Permanent-Secretary to prepare policies to aid up to 24 million informal workers in raising their competitiveness in the ASEAN Economic Community.