2018 Sep 17
September 17, 2018

Automation and the future of work in Asean

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People attending a SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Carnival in Singapore. More than 120,000 people have taken courses, at the end of the initiative’s first year. But more needs to be done across Southeast Asia. PHOTO: SPH FILE Technological revolutions are rolling rapidly across economies one after the other — digitisation, followed by automation, and now,.. read more →

2018 Sep 13
September 13, 2018

Thailand to legalise illegal fish workers

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Thailand would soon start legalising thousands of illegal Myanmar workers in its fishing industry as a first step to the signing of an agreement to provide more workers for the business, which is struggling with a labour shortage. This arrangement was reached when Thai Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo visited Myanmar on August 16, said U.. read more →

Employees work at an automobile-production line in China. On Wednesday, experts warned that automation will soon make millions of low-skilled jobs — from cashiers and machine operators to waiters and drivers — redundant across Southeast Asia, saying the region to upskill fast or face huge employment problems. File/Aly Song, Reuters Automation will soon make millions of.. read more →

ASEAN Unions set up the youth and women structure within the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), elected its officers and members and prepared its work plan during an inception workshop on 14-15 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The ATUC youth and women structure will address and promote the concerns of young and women workers in.. read more →

2018 Sep 05
September 5, 2018

Using tech to combat human trafficking

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Two Cambodian girls rescued from brothels in Phnom Penh by the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre. (Rob Elliot / AFP Photo) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been trying to tackle the scourge of human trafficking for a while now. Unfortunately, as 2018 dawned, none of the ASEAN member states made it onto the.. read more →