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Foreign labour cap set at 20% under new law

Foreign labour cap set at 20% under new law

BANGKOK: A new law to take effect on July 1 will cap the number of migrant workers which companies and industries can hire at 20% to protect Thai labourers as the government moves to free up skill shortages in some areas while also ensuring foreigners do not force Thais out of work.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 7 May 2018, 08:47AM


A new law due to take effect on July 1 sets a limit on migrant labour - one foreign worker for every four Thais employed. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

A new law due to take effect on July 1 sets a limit on migrant labour - one foreign worker for every four Thais employed. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

The act on the management of migrant labour, passed by the National Legislative Assembly in April, will cover all migrant labourers no matter whether they are hired in Thailand under a government MoU or not.

The bill will fix the number of foreign employees at 20% in the industry and services sector.

This is to ensure Thai labourers remain relevant in these occupations, a source from the Ministry of Labour said. Section 11 of the act says the Department of Employment will compile job-seeking registration from all Thai nationals who wish to work.

No detail was available on the types of jobs or the rate of the fees. The Office of the Management of Foreign Workers’ Employment Fund will work with various labour agencies and the private sector on the fee.

The fund will continue to decide which jobs must be exclusive to Thais, and which jobs can be performed by both domestic and foreign labour.

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Currently, migrant workers are banned from working in 39 occupations under a 1979 royal decree relating to occupations and professions which bans foreigners in such roles. Under MOUs with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar, workers from these countries can be granted exceptions.

 

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CaptainJack69 | 07 May 2018 - 12:04:40

Well that seems traditionally vague.

Is that 20% nation-wide or within each company? How will it be regulated? Will it cover all sectors or just construction? Etc. etc.

The only important question is where will they find the 80% Thai nationals to do the jobs that Thai's wont do?

This lip service will only make foreign worker registration even more complex than the shambles it is now.

Kurt | 07 May 2018 - 11:24:35

How about being less fascinated about percentage of foreign workers?
Why not just enforce strictly same salaries, social and medical care for both, thai and foreigners?
Set AEC labor laws, and enforce them. ( I know that 'to enforce' is a dirty word in Thailand)
If a thai employer can not find national labor, let him employ foreign.
Smart thinking = focussing international. No cocons.

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