“The ILO will strengthen work with you social partners to inject social dimension into ASEAN integration” said Mr. Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), in a meeting with ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) leaders on 25 October 2015 in Singapore. This was in response to the challenges of giving decent work.. read more →

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) on 9 December 2015 called on the ASEAN, governments of Member States, ASEAN secretariat, and stakeholders to consider “A Framework for ASEAN Labor Standards and Emerging Principles” in compliance with the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Decent Work. read more →

The Migrant Workers’ Rights Network has demanded five conditions from the Thai Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Welfare on Tuesday. read more →

    Manila, Philippines – As initial engagement with the ASEAN Senior Labor Officials Meeting (SLOM), the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) met the SLOM Chair, U Myo Aung from Myanmar, and handed the ATUC Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the ASEAN Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Workers on 4 May.. read more →

  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – “The draft ASEAN Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Workers should be built on the basis of the ILO Conventions and relevant international instruments, in harmony with the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,” said Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) General Secretary Gopal.. read more →