Fishery working age to be raised [Thailand]

Author: Bangkok Post (Thailand), Published on: 12 February 2014

The Labour Ministry looks set to raise the minimum age of workers employed in the fishery sector from 16- to 18-years-old in a bid to prevent child labour…Deputy permanent secretary for labour Puntrik Smiti said the ministry will officially announce the fishery sector…[as] a dangerous environment for children to work in, as part of labour law changes planned by its Labour Protection and Welfare Department…ML Puntrik hoped the US would understand Thailand’s intention to solve the problem after receiving a report on the steps the government was putting in place…

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