Labour Minister Welcomes Saving Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand

Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin welcomed the President of the Saving Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand on a visit to present information to resolve workers’ problems from the Covid-19 pandemic.

On March 1, 2021, at 13.30 hours, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomlin welcomed the President of the Savings Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand, Mr. Thongchai Wittayanukorn, and delegation to meeting and present information for solving workers’ problems arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, the Labour Minister’s Secretariat Mr. Suthep Chitayavong, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives also joined the occasion at the Chatumongkol Meeting Room, 6th floor, Ministry of Labour. The Labour Minister said that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense General Prayuth Chan-ocha, and the Ministry of Labour under the supervision of General Prawit Wongsuwan, have given importance to solving the problems of the workforce. Today, the Saving Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand met the Labour Minister to present information to resolve workers’ problems impacted by the Covid-19 situation.

Mr. Thongchai Wittayanukorn, President of the Savings Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand, said that today, he came to meet the Labour Minister to discuss disease testing for foreign workers. The Labour Minister acknowledged the information and tried to find solutions by coordinating with the relevant departments. The visiting committee thanked Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha for appointing Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin to help the workforce, companies, and foreign workers. Savings Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand was established under the principles of self-help and mutual assistance to help drive and gather various issues to propose solutions to the problems. The representative of the Saving Cooperative Club in the Establishment of Thailand presented three issues experienced by workers who are members of the cooperative as follows: 1) Request for employers or companies to establish savings cooperative for employees in the establishment. 2) Request employers/companies that have a savings cooperative to promote and support the cooperative’s operations. 3) Request employers to allow the directors of the savings cooperative in the companies to attend meetings and activities of the cooperative as a special case without being considered a leave.

 

Source: Ministry of Labour

 

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