Deputy PM Shares Concern for Workforce and Emphasizes Support for the Unemployed from Covid-19

On January 22, 2021, at 10.00 hours at the meeting room on the 5th floor of the Ministry of Labour, Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan chaired the meeting deliver policies and monitor the performance of the Ministry of Labour. Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives joined the welcoming. The Deputy Prime Minister said that from the Covid-19 pandemic, he would like to thank all officials and staff under the Ministry of Labour for helping people affected by Covid-19 to the best of their ability. He said that it is important to jointly prevent the spread of Covid-19 and work with relevant departments. He emphasized additional work on the following issues: 1) Surveillance and prevention of the spread among migrant workers. Delaying the import of foreign workers and management of foreign workers in the country. 2) To establish measures for the relief of foreign workers of the three nationalities according to the Cabinet’s resolution dated December 29, 2020, to be concise in every step. 3) To establish surveillance and screening measures for Covid-19 to cover all establishments. 4) Expedite assistance for people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping pace with the situation. 5) To establish assistance measures to maintain employment conditions and promote employment to cover both formal and informal workers and provide measures to assist in occupational training to raise the skill level and help workers find employment as quickly as possible. 6) Upgrading the prevention and solutions to human trafficking to Tier 1 to meet international standards and international organizations. 7) To expand the overseas labour market. Today there was a video conference to the Labour Offices overseas to promote employment, asking the offices to help source vacancies to support Thai workers to work abroad to earn income and drive the country’s economy after the Covid-19 situation eases. 8) To assist and prepare remediation measures for unemployed people, requesting to expedite the payment of unemployment benefits to insured persons thoroughly, including providing measures to assist in vocational training to improve skills and find employment as quickly as possible. 9) To take care and expedite compensation for the lack of income among workers.
“I would like to give you encouragement in driving various measures. I ask that the Ministry of Labour’s officials and staff stay safe from Covid-19 and work together to develop the country and join hands in driving government policy. We will not leave anyone behind,” concluded General Prawit.

 

Source: Ministry of Labour

 

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