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Labour Minister Presents Urgent Tasks and Important Policies

Date: 
Tuesday, 24 September 2019

        Labour Minister Presents MOL Policies 2020 to Executives, Heads of Government Agencies for Labour Reform, Migrant Workers Following Agreements, to Raise the Income of First-Time Workers and Together Drive 10 Important Policies to Implementation.

 

 

        On September 24, 2019, Labour Minister M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul presided over the commencement of a technical seminar and presentation of the policy of the Ministry of Labour for 2020 to executives, heads of government agencies under the Ministry of Labour, both in the central and regional areas. A total of 850 people attended at the Jompol P. Pibulsongkram, 5th floor, Ministry of Labour. He said that urgent policies must be implemented to see concrete results in 3 areas, namely 1) Accelerating workforce transformation 2) Promoting the import of foreign workers following agreements with the origin country, to resolve labour shortages in the business sector and 3) Raise income levels for first-time workers for sufficient survival.
        M.R. Chatumongol added that the 10 important policies that must be continuously implemented are as follows: 1) Preparation for entering the aging society by promoting employment and developing professional skills that are suitable for the elderly 2) Decent work that is valuable for people of all ages, whether it's a general or special group of workers 3) Promote and develop the potential of Thai workers to work abroad with dignity and following demand of the labour market abroad 4) Develop social security systems and benefits, including promotion of health protection to create principles to ensure stability and a better quality of life for workers 5) Drive "Safety Thailand" by using legal measures, creating a network as well as a sustainable safety culture 6) Expand network integration to promote, protect, and develop skills for independent workers to have a career, income, social security and work safety 7) Increase efficiency by preventing and resolving forced labour problems, human trafficking and use of children in worse forms 8) Develop regulatory models, and establish cooperative management mechanisms between the private sector and agencies under the Ministry of Labour to raise public services to be more convenient, quicker, and fair 9) Increase the work potential of labour volunteers and graduates to be a regional mechanism for driving public services in labor and 10) Raising service levels through electronic channels for enable more access to various services.
        The Labour Minister gave words of encouragement to the executives and head of government agencies. He asked participants to join forces to drive the organization to success in laying a solid foundation for a concrete workforce, which is an essential mechanism in the development of the country to escape the middle-income trap, in line with the government's vision. He also asked participants to introduce the principles of the sufficiency economy as a guideline in performing government duties as well.

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Division of Public Relations/
News by Chaninthorn Phettab/
Photos by Sompob Silbut/
24 September 2019