MOL Meets on ‘Ship to Shore’s Rights No. 9/2019’

Tuesday, 30 April 2019
          The Deputy Permanent Secretary joined the Ship to Shore’s Rights Meeting No. 9/2019, to create awareness and understanding, as well as operational guidelines between the government, employers, employees, society and other relevant agencies.
          Today (April 30, 2019) at 14.00 hours, Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark assigned Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Suradej Waleeittikul, M.D.,chaired the meeting of the supervisory board to monitor the project against unacceptable work forms in the fishing and seafood industry or the Ship to Shore's Rights Project Meeting No. 9/2019, which took place at the Pakorn Angsusingh meeting room, 10th floor, Department of Skill Development, The Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour said, "The project against unacceptable work forms in the fishing and seafood industry has been in operation since 2016 and will end in December 2019. In 2018, there were 3 committee meetings which included the 6th meeting in March 2018, the 7th meeting in June 2018 and the 8th meeting in December 2018. There has been great progress. This meeting is the first time of 2019 and thanks to our sponsor the European Union, especially Mr. Giuseppe Busini, representative of the European Union, who had played an important part in driving the project to meet its objectives. Thank you to the International Labour Office of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos for driving the project with great progress, and the committee consisting of representatives from the government, employer organizations, employees, NGOs and all sectors for joining every meeting in the past which has been important in raising the country's workforce standards. Efforts have caused the European Union to release the Thai fishing sector of the yellow status in January 2019, considered a huge success and a good image for Thailand as the president of ASEAN.”
          “This meeting’s objective acknowledged the progress of operations under 4 main project objectives as follows: 1) Developing policy and legal frameworks 2) Strengthening labour inspection and law enforcement 3) Promoting guidelines on good labor practices (GLPs) and 4) Support for labour activities. However, we still have an important mission to implement before the project completion period ends In December this year or in the next few months, especially creating awareness and understanding, as well as working practices between the government, employers, employees, society, and other related agencies. More importantly, is to provide academic support for writing the First Report of the Protocol, 2014, supplementary parts for Convention No. 29 on forced labour, 1930, or P29, and Convention No. 188 on work in the fishing sector, 2007 or C188," the Deputy Permanent Secretary concluded. 

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30 April 2019/