The Ministry of Labor joins all sectors to speed up the shortage of fishing labor.

Thursday, 02 August 2018

          On August 2, 2018, at 09.00, Minister of Labor, H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, presided over the meeting of the Subcommittee on the Management of Foreign Workers' Affairs and Human Trafficking 1/2018 at the meeting room of Nikhom Chantaravitr, Ministry of Labor, with Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor, the executives of the Ministry of Labor, and related agencies such as The Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Royal Thai Police, Immigration Bureau, The Federation of Thai Industries, The Federation of Thai Industries.

          The meeting was held to acknowledge the outcome of the meeting to address the shortage of fishery workers due to the Fisheries Association of Thailand reporting that it is experiencing a shortage of fishermen and demand 42,649 people and to consider the employment guidelines. Currently, there are 1,130 Vietnamese workers working legally in Thailand: 724 skilled workers, promotion of investment (BOI) 300 people, as approved by the cabinet (construction work), 100 people, workers imported under the MOU 6.

          The Ministry of Labor said that for the country's security and the real needs of the fisheries sector, the Ministry of Labor is ready to import labor under the MOU in the scarce fisheries sector in the 22 scarce coastal provinces. In the case of importation of workers in other nationalities, the Ministry of Labor hereby declare that 4 nationality workers are sufficient.