Permanent Secretary of Labour Chairs Discussion on Promoting Employment Opportunities for Migrant Workers, Stressing Importance of Rights and Equality

On November 3, 2022, at 09.00 hours, the Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Boonchob Suttamanaswong, chaired the PROMISE Regional Programme Advisory Committee (RPAC) meeting. The Chief of Mission to the IOM Thailand Office, Ms. Géraldine Ansart, jointly chaired the meeting, which exchanged information, knowledge, and best practices in the region. It aims to promote employment opportunities, including valuable work for migrants through safe migration, skill development, and ethical employment. The occasion took place at the Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit.

Mr. Boonchob said, “Thailand recognizes the importance and provides full support to migrant workers in Thailand. We all know the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the negative effects of the disease, and the uncertainty in the economy, employment, labour market, labour movement, and the quality of life for both Thai and migrant workers. The Ministry of Labour reaffirms our commitment to providing welfare, social protection, skill development, fairness, equality, and valuable work, all in line with international labour standards. Thailand has implemented measures to achieve the goals concretely.” The Ministry of Labour emphasized implementing policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policies covered both Thai and foreign workers equally, supporting businesses to continue to operate amid the pandemic.

“Thailand remains committed to supporting the RPAC. I believe this forum will be a great opportunity for us to come together to exchange information, knowledge, and best practices in the region, as well as promote cooperation among stakeholders to enhance the potential of the migrant labour policy to be better and more involved. This will achieve the objectives of the PROMISE project and be in line with the national urgency,” the Permanent Secretary of Labour concluded.

 

Source: Ministry of Labour

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