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 →

Thai authorities conduct a raid to arrest illegal migrant workers. Myanmar migrant workers submitted their complaints to Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) for having their rights violated in Thailand, said Thein Tun from the MWRN. “Some factories asked for work permits, passports and visas of the migrant workers to renew MoU but they don’t actually.. read more →

Campaigners applaud move that will ‘take heart out of kafala’ by denying employers right to deny exit permits to overseas staff Workers at the Al-Wakrah stadium in Doha use heavy machinery during preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo/AP A law change that will allow the majority of migrant workers to.. 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 →