2017 Aug 29
August 29, 2017

How can RCEP benefit Asean?

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Vietnam’s Trade and Industry Minister Tran Tuan Anh speaking at the 3rd Inter-sessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi in May. When it is finalised, the RCEP, will have 16 member countries that together account for about half of the world’s population, 30 per cent of global gross domestic product and 25.. read more →

2017 Aug 26
August 26, 2017

Migrant worker policy needs boost

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The implementation of Thailand’s Royal Ordinance on Foreign Workers Management will serve three purposes. First, it will partly solve problems with illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Thailand. Second, the new migrant worker policy will also address the human trafficking problem. Third, the new policy will ensure protection of rights of migrant workers who.. read more →

Asean Economic Community hindered by different levels of development and priorities Asean has just turned 50 and is almost a household name today, both within and beyond Asia. Established in 1967, Asean’s initial focus was on politico-security issues. Its proactive engagement with the region has contributed to sustained peace and stability in South-east Asia. Asean’s.. read more →

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) – To prevent another mass protest by workers, the Cambodian government decided to pass a controversial universal minimum wage law. A controversial universal minimum wage law will be passed this year in order to prevent a repeat of the mass protests over garment sector wages that rocked the country.. read more →

ILO encourages Cambodian government, employers and workers to engage in tripartite dialogue while elaborating a minimum wage law complying with the adopted Decent Work Country Programme (2016-18) and relevant international labour standards. Statement | Phnom Penh | 22 August 2017 BANGKOK (ILO News) – The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR notes.. read more →