Monday, 23 August 2010

New regulations may help protect Thai domestic workers

A draft of a ministerial regulation on the protection of domestic workers in Thailand, is expected to be completed on Sept 23, to be sent to the cabinet for consideration and approval this year. The minimum wage, day leave, access to medical treatment and education, and other requirements would be specified in the ministerial regulation. This regulation is important since the 1998 Labour Protection Act does not cover domestic workers, but UFDWR's concern is that it will only cover Thai nationals and not the thousands of foreign and undocumented domestic workers in Thailand.
See the article

Friday, 20 August 2010

Comments wanted!

The proposed text for the convention and recommendation on domestic work is contained in report IV(1) (see link below)- for those who have read over it UFDWR would really appreciate any comments and criticisms that you have - do any of the articles need to be amended?  
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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Report IV(1): Decent work for domestic workers

On the basis of reports IV(1) and IV(2) and the discussion at the 99th session (2010) of the ILC, the Domestic Workers Committee adopted Proposed Conclusions for a comprehensive standard (a Convention supplemented by a Recommendation). Report IV(1) was published on the 10th of August 2010 and provided the first draft text of a proposed Convention and Recommendation.
To see the report click here