Myanmar workers may gain from Thai basic wage hike

The Thai tripartite committee, which includes employers, workers and government representatives in Thailand decided on January 17 to add from 5 to 22 baht to the minimum wage, according to the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) Thursday. “Thailand has no due date for raising salaries. It used to raise wages to reflect the current commodity […]

Myanmar migrant workers to lodge appeal seeking back pay from Thai poultry giant

An appeal letter for 14 Myanmar migrant workers will be filed today pressing ahead with demands for substantial additional compensation from a poultry farm in Thailand’s Lopburi province accused of labour abuses, according to the Migrant Workers Rights Network. The network said the claimants are seeking 46 million baht (US$1.33 million) from Thai chicken exporting […]

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Meet With Migrant Workers in Thailand

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with about 3,000 migrants from her country who work in neighboring Thailand to discuss their concerns about their status and risks during a three-day state visit that begins on Thursday, said the head of an activist organization that advocates for migrant workers. Aung San Suu Kui, […]