Saturday, May 15, 2021

in-focus

Cabinet approves registration for illegal migrant workers


The Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to allow hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to register for legal employment, as part of Covid-19 control measures.

2,104

View

The workers can register via the Labour Ministry’s Department of Employment from January 15 to February 13. They will be screened for Covid-19 and other diseases as per employment regulations, and receive health insurance for the next two years.

After health screening, workers must submit work-permit applications before September 13 and are required to register as resident non-Thai nationals by November 12, 2021.

Applications must include children of the workers, who will also be screened and receive health insurance for two years.

Published : December 29, 2020

By : The Nation