Proposed demand letters for sending MoU workers to Thailand’s construction industry stop temporarily

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A construction site in Thailand.

Demand letters which have been proposed for sending MoU workers to construction sites in Thailand have been halted temporarily, according to Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF).

In a letter sent from the Ministry of Labour, demand letters for MoU workers for Thailand’s construction sites would be suspended temporarily as of 4 July 2024 as the workplace stated in demand letter is different from the actual workplace, there is no job guarantee and labour affairs are breaking out at workplace.

“The suspension means for construction sites but sending of MoU workers is still allowed for other factories and workshops. It means new demand letters for construction workers and old ones which were already permitted have been still in progress. It seems easy for agencies to recruit workers for construction industry, so some Thailand job agencies offered demand letters for construction but our workers are actually sent to other workplaces. In construction sector, there are some problems, for example- construction works have to pause in rainy season. But in Thailand, there are many good companies. Due to unethical companies, other good companies have been hurt,” said an official from MOEAF.

At present, authorized overseas employment agencies have worked on sending workers to Thailand, Singapore and Japan as quickly as possible. According to statistics released by Safe Migration on 9 June 2024, there are 565 authorized overseas job agencies in Myanmar.


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