According to the MOL’s policy that assigns Office of Labour Affairs in Overseas to visit Thai workers in order to ensure their contracts’ benefits and to meet employers in seeking for employment opportunities as well as maintaining Thai labour demands.
On 3 August, 2011, On 27 July 2011, Mr. Kamol Sawatchukeo, Minister Counsellor (Labour), Mrs. Malee Wada, Assistant to overseas employment promotion, and Mr. Nirun Umaemura, cooperative officer, together with Mr.Kan Nakamura, Special Assistant of IM Japan went to visit Thai trainees under IM Japan Program at Transportation Systems & Electric Co.,Ltd. located at Tachikawa City, Tokyo.
1. Transportation Systems & Electric Co.,Ltd. operates business as
1) manufacturer of High way’s traffic signal light and installment 2) manufacturer of parking meters for Tokyo municipal districts and installment 3) manufacturer of railway signaling system and installment and 4) manufacturer of emergency warning devices for the accident in the train station. In addition, this year marks as 75th anniversary of company establishment and there are approximately 270 employees. Mr. Yoshio Wada, Vice President pointed that the company began to accept 2 Thai workers since 2004 and he was satisfied with their performances, as a result; the company sequentially accepted Thai workers. Until present, the company had accepted them for 5 generations which were 10 workers. In addition, 6 of those, 3 generations of the training, had finished the program and there were 4 workers still training. Moreover, Thai trainees were attentively for their training and had high concentration and got along well with other Japanese workers as well as being company’s mainsprings. The company paid attention on Japanese language training by setting the target that the accomplished trainees shall pass at least level N3 of Japanese language aptitude test. In this regard,The company assigned each trainee to prepare 3-minute short story to speak front of every worker in the morning which would enable trainee to practice writing and speaking, besides, the company also expected that once they returned to Thailand, they could implement the knowledge and techniques gained for their works and support country’s development. Furthermore, the company were confident that the technology passing on them were superior know how which could implement for setting up infrastructure in Thailand and the company was pleased to write the reference letters indicating the natures of works and training’s knowledge for job application in Thailand. In this occasion, he led the visiting group to observe the training of Thai trainees in the plant.
2. Minister Counsellor (Labour) said on behalf of MOL and the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, he expressed his gratitude to the employer for consecutively accepting Thai trainees as well as providing fine treatment for them. Additionally, MOL had collaborated with IM Japan to select and train qualified trainees in order to send them to join the training program and this occasion was his second visit. He was impressed with the company and its high technology where the trainees have gained experience, knowledge, and income, and hopeful that more trainees will be accepted in the future.
3. Minister Counsellor (Labour) had spoken with the 4 trainees that they were fortunate to be training in this company with good working condition, high skills, and well-hosted employer. He advised them to train and develop skills with determination in order to bring those skills back. Japanese language should be practiced regularly allowing them to get good and highly paid jobs when return to Thailand. The trainees said that they were living well, having fun with work, and learning the skills and knowledge. Besides, they had overtime jobs approximately 30 hours/month which generated saving about 90,000 Yen/per month (about 34,000 Baht). In this occasion, he also provided dried food and essential stuffs for them.