There will be a renewed push to promote good employment and workplace practices in the region, after the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) extended their partnership. Both parties renewed an agreement on Wednesday to enhance the capacities of social partners in ILO and Asean member states. The agreement will also.. read more →

Cambodian garment workers walk in front of a factory in Phnom Penh on November 12, 2014. (Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP Photo) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a collective of 10 economies has made immense strides over the past 51 years. A significant milestone for the bloc was the establishment of the.. read more →

Professional bodies say enough Thais to meet local demand; Adul says govt is bound by 2001 Asean agreement. UNDER PRESSURE from domestic councils representing engineers, architects and accountants, the Labour Ministry will review a recommendation that the country open up skilled labour markets to engineers, architects and accountants from other countries as required under an.. read more →

Unions from Asia and Jordan are guiding men and women migrant workers, preparing them through skills development and pre-departure programmes in origin countries and asserting their rights in destination countries, often as joint activities with other organizations. These steps and initiatives surfaced during the ILO training Trade Union Policy and Organising on Labour Migration in.. read more →

Driving the future demand in ASEAN 6’s healthcare system are factors such as shift in age demographics and unhealthy lifestyle habits In Thailand alone growth in overweight and obesity rates in 2016 showed one of the highest among the six ASEAN countries assessed at 31.6% and 9.2% respectively. A white paper released by Asia-focused management.. read more →