It’s not easy to discuss what ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is to regular people. It’s even more difficult to discuss ASEAN with consumers and farmers. So it has been our mission to try and explain what ASEAN means to the consumer, the importer, the exporter and then the farmer.
What bothers us also bothers the Indonesian and the Thai farmer. The other member states (as they are called) produce the same things, have the same crops, and probably have the same situation when it comes to producing goods. Take the Thai farmer or the Vietnamese farmer. They can both grow rice. Who has the better yield?
- Renewed partnership to push for ‘decent work’ in Asean
- Weak labour productivity a threat to ASEAN’s potential
- H&M, Gap to probe violence, sex abuse in Indonesian and other Asian factories
- Unions expand into unfamiliar terrain as organizing turns to smaller workplaces
- Ministry to review nod for skilled foreigners
What They Say About Us
- Working through the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), a number of labor groups from Southeast Asia have proposed the ASEAN Social Charter, which they see …
- Labour rights do not feature prominently on ASEAN’s agenda, but the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) is pushing for a social charter and a framework for the protection of migrant workers.
- ASEAN22 : The ASEAN Social Charter was designed by the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and labour-friendly NGOs as a social counterpart to ASEAN’s economic
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