Meeting of the Subcommittee on Working Examination of Aliens in the Situation of the Coronavirus

Date : April 29, 2021

The meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Inspection of Foreigners in the Situation of the Virus Corona Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19) approved the appointment of 6 sets of monitoring and examination of the work of aliens.

On April 28, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Thien Achakul meeting room, 10th floor, Department of Employment, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor.

Chaired the meeting of the subcommittee on monitoring the work of aliens in the situation of the spread of the Virus Corona Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19) No. 1/2021 with Mr. Surachai Trakulthong, Assistant Minister of Ministry labor Ms. Thiwalrat Angkinan, Advisor to the Minister of Labor, Mr. Suthep Chittayawong, Secretary to the Minister of Labor, Pol.Lt. Col. Nanthachat Supamongkol, to the Secretariat of the Prime Minister, Mr. Suthisukosol, Permanent Secretary of Labor, Mr. Pairoj Chotik. Sathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting in lieu of the Director-General of the Department of Employment Representatives from the Royal Thai Police Immigration office Along with executives of the Department of Employment And relevant officials Attend this meeting

Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor revealed that Gen. Prawit Wong Suwan, Deputy Prime Minister. Which oversees the Ministry of Labor Give importance to the management of migrant workers in Thailand. And emphasize surveillance, screening, and screening for COVID-19 In all establishments To work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Strictly

“For today’s meeting The meeting considered and passed a resolution approving the appointment of 6 sets of monitoring and inspection of the work of aliens to inspect, arrest, prosecute employers / establishments. And related persons who employ aliens to work illegally Aliens who smuggle into the city and work illegally Including group aliens who received a waiver according to the Cabinet Resolution on 29 Dec ’20, together with Cabinet Resolution on 26 Jan ’64 and Cabinet Resolution on 7 Apr ’64 But the steps were not followed, ”said the Minister of Labor.

Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting instead of the Director-General of the Department of Employment said that the 6 sets of staff to monitor and monitor the work of aliens will start performing duties from this May onwards. Which aliens who work without a work permit Or work other than those who have the right to do There will be a fine of 5,000 – 50,000 baht and will have to be returned to the country of origin. As for employers / establishments Will be prosecuted for accepting foreigners to work without a work permit Or allowing foreigners to work other than those who have the right to do so There is a fine ranging from 10,000 – 100,000 baht per foreigner who hires one person. For repeated offenses, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year or a fine of 50,000 – 200,000 baht per one hired alien. Or both And do not hire foreigners for 3 years.

Credit : Foreign Workers Administration Office,  Department of Employment