The Senate Labour Committee had a brainstorming session in a seminar on “Survival Alternatives in the Thai Labour Market after the COVID-19 Era”, exchanging knowledge and ideas from experience of attending the workshop and adjusting operations as a guideline for solving future labour problems.
On September 16, 2020, President of the Senate Prof. Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, presided over the opening ceremony of the seminar on “Survival Alternatives in the Thai Labour Market after the COVID-19 Era”. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labour Police General Adul Saengsingkeaw, reported Ballroom 1, 3rd floor, The Emerald Hotel, Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok. Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour Mrs. Theanrat Nawamawat also joined the occasion. The Chairman of the Senate Committee said that the spread of Covid-19 had brought people around the world to a great crisis, affecting public health and economic security. However, Thailand is fortunate to have a good standard of public health, coupled with the government, which has strong preventive measures and management. Therefore, it can control the spread quickly. However, measures that the government has adopted, such as the temporary closure of establishments or suspension of activities to reduce the risk of a pandemic, inevitably affect the peoples’ lifestyle, causing unemployment and a lack of income among people.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labour Police General Adul Saengsingkeaw said that the seminar, organized by the Senate Labour Committee today, held a forum for academic workshops, with 150 participants. The participants included the Senate Labour Committee, the Labour Commission, the House of Representatives, the Senate General Committee, advisors, academics, representatives of the Ministry of Labour, employer representatives, employee representatives, representatives from the Thai Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of the Federation of Thai Industries. Participants jointly brainstormed and exchanged knowledge, information, and opinions from the participants’ experiences about working during the Covid-19 pandemic after the situation has resolved, in the view of new careers, changing employment styles, and adaptability to survive in the future labour market.
After this seminar, all conclusions will be considered, studied, and revised into the Commission’s action plan for 2021. The outcomes will be presented to relevant agencies as a guideline for resolving labour issues, which is a significant part in driving the country’s economy further, concluded Police General Adul.
Division of Public Relations
16 September 2020