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EU admits Thai registration of foreigners and promotes labor rights under law

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          H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkea, Minister of Labor, welcomes Mr.Pirkka Tapiola, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Thailand. The delegation paid a courtesy call on the Labor Relations between Thailand and the EU at the reception room of the 6th Floor, Ministry of Labor. The government has determined to organize migrant workers from integration to proof of nationality. At present, there are about 3.8 million migrant workers in Thailand, with approximately 2 million migrant workers entering the country, with an estimated 1.8 million migrant workers. The country of origin has the staff to prove the nationality to be completed by June 30, 2018. Scanning the iris to prove the identity of migrant workers in the fishing industry, fish processing still about 2,600 people remaining, which will be completed on March 31st. The OSS Center’s history register has been conducted from February 5 to March 31 2018 of the 1.6 million foreign workers currently left. There are about eight hundred thousand foreign workers. The Ministry of Labor has increased the channels by opening a center for reporting foreign migrant workers online so that foreign workers can report timely and go to legal protection.

          Gen. Adul added that he believed the government had given equal importance to human rights and equality and strict law enforcement. It has worked with many agencies to achieve unity. The Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister for Security have given much importance to this and have come down to direct and self-propelled.

          From this discussion, The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Thailand praised the Thai government, especially the new decree on the management of the work of foreigners including proof of nationality, foreign workers. This will promote the rights of migrant workers by law. It will be an important starting point for cooperation between Thailand and the European Union. They will also be happy to work with the Ministry of Labor in the future.