Rural communities oblivious to available labour information

Laos needs to cooperate with labour experts from Asean countries and development partners to improve the national labour market information system (LMIS) to benefit rural workers.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Labour ministry, partners address worker health and safety

Officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and development partners met in Vientiane recently to discuss ongoing efforts to address occupational safety and health in Laos.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

DPM calls for tougher action against human trafficking 

The National Committee on Anti-Human Trafficking needs an organisational structure which supports effective operations in combating illegal activities while building public awareness of the dangers.More ...

Times Reporters

Authorities redoubling efforts to legalise Lao workers in Thailand

All Lao workers who return home to register with the authorities will need to get work permits and passports from labour officials so they can legally work in Thailand. The Ministry of Labour and Social welfare recently ordered all its provincial departments to provide free ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Luang Namtha urged to step-up measures boosting labour market access

Provincial authorities must continue their efforts to increase access to the labour market for Luang Namtha people in line with the nation’s labour policy.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Plans to end asbestos-use,  related disease nationwide

Laos plans to put an end to asbestos-related diseases among workers by banning the use of the material to stop exposure, according to a leading official.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Lao workers upgrade status in Thailand as deadline looms

Lao authorities are cooperating with Thailand as the southern neighbour’s Labour Ministry hastened the registration of nearly 170,000 undocumented migrant labourers in the country. Thailand’s Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo said the ministry’s one-stop service centres would have 169,517 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar legally ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Thai government supporting Lao human trafficking victims

The Thai government has promised continuing support to Laos for construction of the Laos-Thailand Friendship Social Development Centre in Vientiane to help victims of human trafficking in the country. The new Ambassador of Thailand to Laos, Mr Kiattikhun Chartprasert this week confirmed a forecast budget ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth 

Lao, Thai provincial talks aim to prevent human trafficking

Officials from Champassak province, Laos, and Ubon Ratchathani province in Thailand are continuing cooperation to protect women and child workers from the illegal sex trade and human trafficking. They met in Ubon Ratchathani province recently to share their experiences and various skills in dealing with ...

Vientiane Times

Labour officials mull rural employment strategy

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and involved government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on a draft rural employment strategy which is being drawn up to ensure all ethnic groups have access to work. The session was organised to encourage all the authorities ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth 

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