Qatar wants to recruit 30,000 Thai workers

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> on October 23, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.Thailand’s labour ministry is set to sign an agreement in October on conditions for the employment of Thai workers in Qatar, labour permanent secretary Jirasak Sukonthachart said on October 16.

The agreement will cover employment contracts, travel expenses and salary and will be agreed with Qatar’s ambassador to Thailand. The ratification is needed since Qatar wants to recruit as many as 30,000 Thai workers to work in various fields such as architecture and engineering, and will include technical experts and crews for its flagship airline Qatar Airways.

At present, about 200 Thais are employed by the airline. After the signing of the ratification, the number of Thais working with Qatar Airways is expected to  double.

Prawit Kiangphol, director-general of the Employment Department, said the department is formulating a new system to take care of Thai workers working abroad and foreign workers working in Thailand, to ensure they are well protected by the law. He said the system would focus on travel and brokerage expenses of working abroad and prevent staff from losing out financially.

Representatives from countries popular with Thai workers such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Israel will be invited to give their views on the initiative in November.

Representatives from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos and the International Labour Organisation will also be invited to discuss the matter to show that Thailand is serious about solving problems related to human trafficking.

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Thailand’s labour ministry is set to sign an agreement in October on conditions for the employment of Thai workers in Qatar, labour permanent secretary Jirasak Sukonthachart said on October 16.

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> on October 23, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.Thailand’s labour ministry is set to sign an agreement in October on conditions for the employment of Thai workers in Qatar, labour permanent secretary Jirasak Sukonthachart said on October 16.

The agreement will cover employment contracts, travel expenses and salary and will be agreed with Qatar’s ambassador to Thailand. The ratification is needed since Qatar wants to recruit as many as 30,000 Thai workers to work in various fields such as architecture and engineering, and will include technical experts and crews for its flagship airline Qatar Airways.

At present, about 200 Thais are employed by the airline. After the signing of the ratification, the number of Thais working with Qatar Airways is expected to  double.

Prawit Kiangphol, director-general of the Employment Department, said the department is formulating a new system to take care of Thai workers working abroad and foreign workers working in Thailand, to ensure they are well protected by the law. He said the system would focus on travel and brokerage expenses of working abroad and prevent staff from losing out financially.

Representatives from countries popular with Thai workers such as Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Israel will be invited to give their views on the initiative in November.

Representatives from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos and the International Labour Organisation will also be invited to discuss the matter to show that Thailand is serious about solving problems related to human trafficking.

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