During their visit, a talk was given on Samut Sakhon’s migrant worker employment system, their living conditions and benefits, and their human rights protection.
SAMUT SAKHON, 18 September 2014 (NNT) — Mr. Chairat Vechapanich, the Chief of Samut Sakhon Public Health Office, together with Mr. Suwan Duangta from Samut Sakhon Labor Office, Mr. Chokchai Danwiriyakul from the Labor Protection and Welfare Office of Samut Sakhon, and officers from the Samut Sakhon Migrant Worker One-Stop Service Center, welcomed a group of representatives from ten ASEAN countries accompanied by almost forty Thai government officers, to the Service Station located at Ton Pho Ground at Samut Sakhon Hospital. At present, the number of migrant workers being registered at the Station has decreased to around 200 persons per day, and the card issuing machines have been moved to other stations in other provinces.
During their visit, a talk was given on Samut Sakhon’s migrant worker employment system, their living conditions and benefits, and their human rights protection. After observing the One-Stop Service Center, the group went on to Wat Sri Sutharam’s (Wat Kampra) Migrant Worker Studies Center to learn about the education provided to the pre-school children of migrant workers.
The visit was actually inspired by the earlier meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, the Thai government, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on migrant workers. The meeting had called for cooperation and greater information exchange between the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and the Thai government, so as to ensure migrant workers’ rights and decent living conditions. Therefore, Samut Sakhon was selected to be the site of a visit because of the high number of migrant workers who live and work in the province, and because of its functional and reliable migrant worker management system.