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Laos, Thailand Discuss Legalisation Of Informal Workers
July 15th, 2017 | 11:30 AM | 2745 views
Lao and Thai representatives met in Luang Prabang on Jul 10-12 to discuss issues related to the export of Lao labour to Thailand as the two countries are speeding up the inspection and legalisation of informal Lao workers to tackle human trafficking and labour exploitation.
The meeting saw the presence of Acting Director of the Labour Skills and Employment Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Anousone Khamsingsavath, Director of the Employment Department, Ministry of Labour of Thailand Varanon Pitiwan, and relevant officials of both sides.
“The Lao side is satisfied with the cooperation and support the Thai authorities have extended to make sure Lao workers gain access to legal employment. We have signed an MoU that establishes mechanisms, proper measures for the protection and management of Lao workers in Thailand and we expect that its actual implementation will be done in the near future,” said Ms Anousone.
“Thailand is more than willing to work with Laos and help Lao workers access employment in Thailand according to the MoU signed by both sides. Thailand is ready to extend support and facilitate the legalisation of Lao workers’ status, which is scheduled to be completed by Mar 31, 2018,” said Mr Varanon.
courtesy of KPL NEWS AGENCY
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