BANGKOK, 22 June 2014 -The Secretary General of the Labor Ministry said that the ministry has met with licensed private recruitment agencies to explain its solution to the migrant worker problem issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and Department of Employment at the Ministry of Labour office.
Employers and relevant sectors are asked to treat the migrant workers with justice and fairness as well as to give them a discount on fees or service charges. If any officials are witnessed taking advantage of the workers, the authorities at the Department of Employment should be informed directly so that disciplinary action can be taken. In addition, it is necessary that the accusation by the USA that Thailand is involved in human trafficking and labor exploitation be expunged.
Moreover, the Cambodian workers who earlier fled to their homeland, have gradually returned to Thailand after gaining confidence in Thailand's labor management strategies. The Ministry of Labor operates in accordance with the policy of the NCPO.