3. core content of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

3.1 Action plan on labour

3.1.1 Overall situation

The Royal Thai Government attaches great importance to the protection of the rights of all workers by amending the law and improving various measures to increase the protection and welfare of workers to comply with the standards of the International Labour Organization and international human rights obligations such as increasing minimum wage nationwide since 1 April 2018, the promulgation of the Social Security Act (No. 4) 2015, the Maritime Labour Act 2015, the Labour Protection Act 1998 (No. 5) 2017, (No. 6) 2017 and (No. 7) 2019, the Migrant Worker Management Royal Decree (No. 2) 2018, etc. Recently, the Ministry of Labour has drafted the Act on Prevention and Elimination of Forced Labour, which increases benefits for labour in various cases – for example, in the case of unemployment, temporarily shutdowns or the intention to cause injury, disability and death – and expands the protected group to include government temporary employees, and employees of employers who have offices abroad and employees who are working abroad.

The government has taken various steps to protect the safety of workers including ratifying many Conventions of the International Labour Organization. The latest were the Convention No. 187 on the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention 2006, ratified on 23 March 2016; the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, ratified on 7 June 2016; Convention No. 111 on Discrimination Employment and Occupation Convention 1958, ratified on 13 June 2017; Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention 1930 (P29), ratified on 4 June 2018; and most recently, the Convention No.188 on the Work in Fishing Convention 2007, ratified on 30 January 2019.

At present, the government has registered more than 2 million migrant workers,5 allowing them to work legally and receive equal protection and gain access to public services and benefits. Thailand also cooperates with neighbouring countries in preventing labour trafficking in all channels and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on labour cooperation and a Memorandum of Agreement on employing labour from Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, expanding the dimension of labour cooperation from the original issue into important fields such as technical cooperation and skills development. In addition, the government has promulgated the Migrant Worker Management Royal Decree 2018 (No. 2), which allows employers to register migrant workers and the period of registration was extended several times to ensure opportunity for migrant workers to be legally registered. On 16 January 2018, the Cabinet approved a waiver for migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar who comply with the regulations to continue working in Thailand for a period of time as announced in response to the situation that Thailand still relies on labour from neighbouring countries. The Cabinet also asked all provinces to establish a management committee for migrant workers in their area and to supervise the implementation of nationality verification and establish a database of migrant workers in the province, which shows the intention to develop Thai labour standards to be equal to international standards.

Thailand also places emphasis on the prevention and suppression of human trafficking in labour, especially in the fishery industries. The Prime Minister announced “Combating human trafficking as a national agenda” and assigned relevant departments to focus on human trafficking suppression and seriously prosecute government officials involved. After the announcement of National Agenda, the government has set a clear policy for “Eliminating all forms of human trafficking”, considering it a violation of human dignity and against human rights principles. The budget has been increased to support the operation in all areas. Laws are being drafted to be more stringent including increasing the efficiency of lawsuits, rehabilitation and remedy for victims and witness protection, as well as improving better preventive measures to reduce the risk of becoming victims of human trafficking, and including improving various operations in accordance with international standards with concrete works such as taking disciplinary actions on government officials who were involved in human trafficking in both civil and criminal cases.

The Office of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation has implemented a project to improve the well-being of informal workers and develop mental health promotion models to help “reduce suffering and create happiness” among labourers, both in the field of health training for informal labour leaders and creating incentives for informal workers to change health behaviours to increase happiness and reduce stress in their lives.

For the promotion of people with disabilities to enter a career and have a better quality of life, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security jointly announced their cooperation to support the employment of people with disabilities to develop the potential of improved work by setting a target of employment of 10,000 people with disabilities and a Memorandum of Agreement between the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security signed to coordinate the employment of people with disabilities in the community to work in a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health. In addition, the Civil State for Society Project can also help the employment of people with disabilities with more work. Many businesses including educational institutions have also put efforts into hiring people with disabilities.

For the promotion of employment of the elderly, the Ministry of Labour has prepared legislation to issue an hourly minimum wage for elderly employees, and include plans to open a service centre for employment for the elderly. Tax incentives will be issued to encourage private sector agencies to hire elderly workers aged 60 years and over. Starting from the accounting period beginning on or after 1 January 2016 onwards, the private sector can file in their corporate income taxes an exemption of up to 100 percent of the money paid to senior employees in accordance with the Royal Decree on the Revenue Code regarding Tax Exemption (No. 639) 2017, which is in effect from 3 March 2017, and the Notification of the Director-General of the Revenue Department on Income Tax (No. 290) dated 14 March 2017. This measure is meant to support the elderly to have an opportunity to continue working and have sufficient post-retirement income, reducing social inequality and alleviating the government welfare budget burden on a long-term basis – as Thailand will enter the Aged Society in 2021.

 

Pillar 1: State duties in protecting (Protect)

2. Amendments to laws, regulations, policies

and related measures

Review the law on labour protection, social welfare, social security, and minimum wage whether there is still

a gap between the law and practice, and consider

improving or developing it to be in line with international standards

–   Ministry of Social

Development and Human Security

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of laws that have been improved –   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs, Articles 1, 3, 5 and 7

Review relevant laws and consider improvements or developments in accordance with ILO Convention No. 138 and 182 and Protocol 2014 of the ILO Convention on Forced Labour, 1930 –   – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 The number of meetings to

review relevant laws

–   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 5 and 7

Study the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines on Fair Recruitment and review the laws and practical guidelines that are in force to comply with the said principles. –   – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 The results of the study –   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Review border employment policy in a manner aimed at protecting all workers who are legal without discrimination, including protection of family members who are with them. This is to be in accordance with the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. –   – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of policies reviewed –   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Improve the Labour Law in accordance with the current situation and international standards such as the Labour Relations Act 1975 and the State Enterprise Labour Relations Act 2000 –   Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of bills passed with Cabinet approval –   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Review the law and social security system by considering (1) improving the conditions and benefits of the insured (2) having tripartite participation in Social Security Fund management (3) Access to funds by all types of workers equally, especially informal workers. (4) Provide protection for retired employees (5) Compliance with the principles of the ILO –   – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Benefits or criteria that have been reviewed or improved –   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 3 and 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Review public sector employment laws to create fairness for employees in the public sector –   Office of the Civil Service Commission 2019–2022 Number of reviews of the relevant laws –   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Development of labour management system Establish a system for collecting detailed information of labour so that agencies and employers are able to check the details of labourers. –   Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Effective data storage system –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

4. Recruitment Develop control and checking measures for fair recruitment –   Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 –   Check recruitment agencies for overseas workers

Registration of recruitment licensee can be checked by the public

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3 and 7

Arrange for informers of corruption cases to enter the witness protection programme –   Royal Thai Police

–   Ministry of Justice

2019–2022 Number of witnesses entering protection and receiving safety –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 16

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 10 and 25

5. Capacity development and knowledge dissemination for workers Training on knowledge about legal rights, labour protection, labour rights, occupation safety, and social security for labourers, which includes migrant workers. In addition, develop a variety of media, including a manual, to disseminate such knowledge in a language that such workers can easily understand –   Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 –   Migrant workers receive knowledge and understanding of practical information about victims of human trafficking

–   Number of trainees

–   Percentage of cognition increase

–   Number of documents published in foreign languages

–   National Strategy for Human Capital

Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8

6. Eliminating discrimination in employment and the workplace –   Promote jobs and employment for persons with disabilities in the workplace and in public sectors by having a coordinator between entrepreneurs and the disabled, including make use of screening systems for people with disabilities to find appropriate jobs and employment.

–   Manage working conditions that are suitable to their needs, including being equipped with facilities that ensure physical in person, access to the workplace, services, all instruments and equipment. This includes facilitation of persons with disabilities to access assisting tools and equipment such as wheelchairs, touch screen computers, etc. in order to help facilitate the disabled to be able to work in the same manner as other staff in the organization.

–   Build up the capacity of staff working with the disabled to have expertise in job guidance and coaching by providing training for job guidance and coaching in order to coordinate between entrepreneurs and the disabled

–   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

–   Ministry of Labour

2019

project to find jobs for persons with disabilities

Specially needed recruitment activities for disabled workers

Activities to promote the disabled to work in the public sector

Quantitative

–  1,750 persons with disabilities are employed.

 

Qualitative

–   persons with disabilities are employed no less than 62%

–   88 persons with disabilities are employed in government agencies promote employment of the disabled to work in government agencies as specified by law in the ratio 100: 1

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8

Develop measures and mechanisms to promote employment for senior citizens to be more employed –  Ministry of Labour 2019 project to expand working opportunities for senior citizens 100,000 senior citizens get employed and earn a living –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10

Find a way to allow ex- convicts to have a career as an employee or entrepreneur –   Ministry of Justice

–   Ministry of Labour

2019

labour preparation project, career guidance activity and employment promotion for prisoners in prisons, Civilian Development Center, Juvenile Observation and Protection Center, Recruitment for special needs groups and special employment activities for ex- convicts

Quantitative number of detainees in prisons, Civil Development Center and Juvenile Observation and Protection Center receive career guidance and promoting 10,000 in professional work. Quantitative. All workers receive services to promote employment of 500 people. –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10

Study the feasibility and effect of the amendment of the Labour Law to be consistent with the Gender Equality Act 2015 –  Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of reviews of the Labour Law –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Organize activities to enhance knowledge and understanding on gender diversity with various sectors, including the business sector – Ministry of Justice 2019–2022 Percentage of understanding regarding gender diversity issues –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3 and 8

Encourage entrepreneurs to issue policies, regulations, or measures to prevent sexual harassment and violence in the workplace –   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of businesses/ establishments that follow the Thai Labour Standards and are encouraged to have policies to protect against sexual harassment –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8

Develop measures to prevent and manage issues related to HIV/AIDS in the workplace by promoting the implementation of National Guidelines on Prevention and Administration of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace to be used as operational guidelines for HIV/AIDS in the workplace. –   Ministry of Labour

–   Ministry of Public Health (Sub- committee on Promotion and Protection of the rights of HIV/AIDS)

2019–2022 Number of establishments/ businesses/ employees involved in promotion activities –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 3 and 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Consider and determine measures, policies and mechanisms to promote women’s employment. Allow women to have roles in the labour system to create gender equality in line with international standards. – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of establishments/ businesses inspected

and joining in employing women to promote gender equality

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Consider and determine measures and mechanisms for employment of other vulnerable groups, such as ethnic groups, stateless persons and migrants, including those of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity to enter the labour system in line with international human rights principles –   Ministry of Labour

–   Ministry of Interior

–   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

–   Office of the National Security Council

2019–2022 Number of vulnerable groups employed –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 5, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

7. Receiving fair wages and salary Study the current situation of wage structure and develop mechanisms, measures or policies to adjust wages to be fair and suitable for the living cost. –  Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of times of study or wage adjusted. –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

8. Suitable working conditions Study international standards regarding appropriate work conditions (Decent Work for All), including safety and occupational health, and use them as a baseline to create a suitable regulation or rule as an operating guidance for business – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of studies –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

9. Access to health services for workers Providing health services to workers including disease prevention and control, health promotion and medical treatment and rehabilitation –   Ministry of Labour

–   Ministry of Public Health

2019–2022 Number of insured persons receiving medical services –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 3 and 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

9. Access to health services for workers Develop friendly health service systems for migrant workers such as migrant public health volunteers to create effective access to public health – Ministry of Public Health 2019–2022 A mechanism to provide public health services for migrant workers –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 3, 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Driving forward the settlement and operation of Wellness Centers both in public health service points and establishments – Ministry of Public Health 2019–2022 Number of hospital and establishments that operate Wellness Centers in line with criteria set by the Department of Disease Control –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 3 and 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

10. Children of migrant workers Encouraging establishments to organize childcare centres at work by registering as child service centres in the workplace with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Such establishments will receive tax deductions and children of employees and workers are taken care of with proper development. –   Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of establishments registered as

a child service centre in the workplace

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8 and 11

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

11. Human trafficking and forced labour Consider bringing measures or labour laws which are applied to the fishery sector to be used in the supervision of labour conditions in other industrial sectors such as agriculture and construction in which many migrant workers are hired -Royal Thai Police

-Ministry of Agriculture

-Ministry of Labour

-Ministry of Industry

2019–2022 Number of at-risk establishments that have been examined –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

12. Protection of labour being replaced by the use of technology Making plans or measures to support remedies and help groups of dismissed workers in accordance with regulations set for relief. – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Plans or measures to support and provide assistance to groups of workers who were replaced by technology –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

13. Protection of labour in the supply chain system Study and issue measures for the business sector that has a supply chain to have a management system that meets the Thai Labour Standard (TLS 8001) – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of studies –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

14. Protection of Thai labour abroad Train job seekers before travelling to work in a foreign country by providing knowledge about the rights and benefits according to the laws of that country and the mechanisms to protect labour rights at the country of destination, including protection given to Thai workers experiencing problems, and giving advice on health care. -Ministry of Labour (Department of Employment)

-Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department of Consular Affairs)

-Ministry of Public Health

2019–2022 –   Number of job seekers trained before traveling

–   90 percent of problems encountered by Thai labour abroad have been resolved

Number of counselling sessions and giving healthcare information to Thai workers.

–   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8 and 17

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10

15. Operations set for business sector Encourage establishments/ businesses to apply Good Labour Practice (GLP) in their business management – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 1,000 establishments/ year have been promoted –   National Strategy for National Competitiveness Enhancement

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

Inspect and monitor entertainment places/ businesses, establishments, and recruitment agencies, focusing on inspecting business licences, labour contracts, working conditions and work permits (in the case of migrant workers) –   Royal Thai Police

–   Ministry of Labour

-Ministry of Interior

2019–2022 –   Number of employment/ recruitment licensees inspected

Number of establishments and migrant workers inspected

–   National Strategy for National Security.

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7

 

Pillar 2: Responsibilities of the business sector in respecting of human rights

2.2 Labour rights and welfare

  • State enterprises and the business sector should provide welfare for workers and their families, such as childcare centres in a workplace.
  • State enterprises and the business sector should not force workers to work overtime. Overtime work must be voluntary or by necessity, such as without doing so would cause damage. Overtime work should be proposed to workers systematically depending on the necessity.
  • State enterprises and the business sector should establish measures to certify or insure health care for workers in the workplace.
  • State enterprises and the business sector that use migrant workers should be responsible for the costs of recruiting labour and other expenses in accordance with the “employer pay principle”.

 

Pillar 3: Duties of the state and the business sector to provide remedy (Remedy)

 

No.

 

Issues

 

Activities

Responsible agencies Time-frame (2019–2022) Indicators (wide frame) Compliance with National Strategy/ SDGs/UNGPs
1. Complaints and petitions Establish a complaint system (both public and private) and develop staff competency in order to receive complaints effectively and keep the information confidentially. Open multiple channels that are convenient, fast and traceable for the result of the complaint by using technology, such as hotline services, website channels and mobile phone applications, etc. –   Office of the Attorney General

–   Ministry of Interior

–   Ministry of Justice

– Ministry of Public Health

– Ministry of Labour

– Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department of Consular Affairs)

2019–2022 An easy, accessible complaint system for the complainant. –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 11

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

Increase the efficiency of the mechanism to receive complaints under the Gender Equality Act 2015 – Ministry of Social Development and Human Security 2019–2022 Assigned officials according to the Act in every province –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 11

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

Review and improve the complaint mechanism in order to access existing protection and remedies, such as a claim filing mechanism so that every worker can access protection and remedy without discrimination and regardless of nationality – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of channels of complaint improved –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

The complaint mechanism of government agencies should be evaluated for efficiency and the adjusted working method periodically for enabling migrant workers to access conveniently and efficiently –   Ministry of the Interior

–   Ministry of Justice

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of evaluations –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

Provide channels for complaints and hotlines in languages that migrant workers understand –   Ministry of the Interior

–   Ministry of Justice

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 Number of complaint channels and hotlines in languages that migrant workers understand –   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

2. Access to the Employee Welfare Fund Employees have the right to access the Employee Welfare Fund as regulated in the Labour Protection Act 1998 and the set criteria – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 Number of employees using the service from the Fund –   National Strategy for Human Capital Development and Strengthening

–   SDG 8

–   UNGPs Articles 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31

Study the possibility of establishing a fund to remedy victims of discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace –  Ministry of Social Development and Human Security 2019–2022 –   Study results

Number of victims that the Commission of the Act identified and wish to receive remedies

–   National Strategy for Social Cohesion and Just Society

–   SDG 5 and 8

–   UNGPs Articles 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31

5. Remedies Review and revise the Compensation Act 1994 and modernize the Compensation Fund system to be transparent, fair and in line with international principles – Ministry of Labour 2019–2022 –   Amount of benefits or criteria that have been reviewed or improved –   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 10

–   UNGPs Articles 27, 28, 29 and 31

Set up remedy mechanisms from both the government and private sectors at the regional level. Remedies should be in consistent with the needs of affected people and communities. –   Ministry of the Interior (Department of Local Administration)

–   Ministry of Justice

2019–2022 –   Mechanisms and remedy measures for adversely affected victims and victims of human rights violations as a result of business operations –   Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 16

–   UNGPs Articles 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31

Review criteria of compensation under the Act on Compensation for Injured Persons and the Damages and Expenses for the Accused in Criminal Cases B.E. 2544 (2001) and the Amendment (No. 2) B.E. 2559 (2016) to cover migrant workers that have been victims of crime. – Ministry of Justice 2019–2022 Meetings to review payment criteria for state compensation under the Act on Compensation for Injured Persons and the Damages and Expenses for the Accused in Criminal Cases B.E.

–   2544 (2001) and the Amendment (No. 2) B.E. 2559 (2016) to cover migrant workers that have been victims of crime

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 16

–   UNGPs Articles 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31

6. Protecting the rights of Thai workers working abroad Provide information and assistance in accessibility to mechanisms protecting the rights of Thai workers working abroad –   Ministry of Foreign Affairs

–   Ministry of Labour

2019–2022 –   Percentage of job seekers trained before traveling abroad with more knowledge about domestic rights in their destinations

–   The Department of Consular Affairs, Embassies and Consulates-General of Thailand provide information about their rights continuously through documents, websites, phone lines, applications, etc.

–   Thai workers abroad get access to rights protection mechanisms including help in negotiating with employers or government agencies of that country in case of unfair treatment or rights violations

–   National Strategy for Public Sector Rebalancing and Development

–   SDG 8 and 17

–   UNGPs Articles 1, 8,

25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 31