Labor

Thailand Agrees to Vaccinate Migrant Workers Against Covid-19

According to a notice issued by the Lao Embassy to Thailand, Thai authorities have agreed to facilitate vaccinations for foreigners, including Lao migrant workers in Thailand.The notice states that vaccines will be first be administered to priority groups, including people over 60 years of age and people ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Increase in Trafficking of Lao Women to China Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Trafficking of women from Laos to China to serve as wives for Chinese men or to work in prostitution is increasing amid economic pressure following the Covid-19 pandemic.Trafficking is typically brokered by Lao middlemen who recruit young women or convince parents to marry off their ...

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More than 84,000 people driven into poverty due to pandemic

Statistics indicate that 84,418 people are unemployed and suffering severe financial hardship across the country as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including many who have been laid off from jobs in other countries.The figures were obtained by village authorities after they surveyed poor and ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

63,000 Unemployed in Laos During Covid-19 Pandemic

Laos has an estimated 63,000 unemployed, including those already in the country and migrant workers who have returned to Laos due to the Covid-19 pandemic.According to a report by the KPL, the unemployment rate in Laos is expected to increase by 20 percent.Head of the Employment Promotion ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Labour ministry, ILO target improved garment worker safety

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organisation (ILO) met in Vientiane last week to review occupational health and safety aiming to protect workers’ wellbeing. Technical Adviser, ILO/Vision Zero Fund in Laos, Mrs Kristina Kurths, along with senior officials ...

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Laos to improve quality of labor data collection

VIENTIANE, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — Laos hopes to increase the quality of data both of local and foreign laborers in the country, as well as Lao laborers working abroad.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for conducting a feasibility study on Tuesday in Lao capital ...

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Lao Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Trafficking Four Girls to China

Authorities in Laos have sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison for trafficking four Lao girls to China in 2018, RFA has learned.Identified as Mrs. Duangchanh, the woman met the girls in Luang Namtha city, Luang Namtha province in January 2018. She told them ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all.An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years

Authorities in Laos’ southwestern Champassak province have rescued four young Lao women and girls who were trafficked to China, while another group of four females from another part of the country remain missing, sources told RFA’s Lao Service recently.The teenagers and young women, now aged ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Lao workers benefitting from improved labour policies

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Labour authorities say Lao workers have benefited from greater support in recent years and the majority of young people can now access some form of job skill development.For several years, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has been attempting to ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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