Labour ministry, overseas job agencies discuss welfare of migrant workers

Union Minister  U Aye Myint meets entrepreneurs from Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation.—mna
Union Minister U Aye Myint meets entrepreneurs from Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 8 Dec— Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security and Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation held a collaboration meeting here Monday on the welfare of migrant workers abroad.
At the meeting, U Aye Myint, Union Minister for MLESS said that his ministry has been cooperating with overseas employment agencies and labour diplomats of respective countries when Myanmar migrant workers experienced some problems.
He also urged the respective labour agencies to take responsibility for the migrants who went abroad through their agencies in accordance with the agreement, as well to keep in mind that they are fellow Myanmar citizens.
U Aye Myint also noted that all the overseas employment agencies should focus on collaborative measures to protect Myanmar workers abroad.
Labour experts from Myanmar and Thailand will hold a meeting on 11 and 12 December on the welfare of Myanmar workers in the neighboring country’s notorious fishing industry, where migrant workers are facing many problems with the documentation process, money transfer and labour abuse.
Myanmar will also celebrate International Migrants Day on 18 December with the inspiration to promote social and economic welfare of migrant workers in the ASEAN region.

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