Labour migration resources

May 2022

  1. Infographic: Working and employment conditions in the agriculture sector in Thailand: A survey of migrants working on Thai sugar cane, rubber, oil palm and maize farms

    20 May 2022

  2. Working and employment conditions in the agriculture sector in Thailand: A survey of migrants working on Thai sugarcane, rubber, oil palm and maize farms

    20 May 2022

    Agriculture has historically been the backbone of the Thai economy, employing the majority of the national working age population. While the sector has seen a decline in the number of workers in recent years, some 12.7 million workers, approximately 30 per cent of Thailand’s total labour force, work in agriculture today. Increasingly, the sector is depending on migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar to fill the growing labour shortages in the sector.

  3. News and updates

    20 May 2022

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN delivers technical assistance and support with the overall goal of maximizing the contribution of labour migration to equitable, inclusive and stable growth in ASEAN. See below a compilation of the latest programme news and updates.

  4. Research and publications on labour migration

    20 May 2022

    The TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme conducts applied research on key labour migration issues within South-East Asia to build the knowledge base and advocate for changes to policy and practice. Core to the Programme’s research strategy are studies of working conditions in targeted sectors which identify key gaps in protection of migrants’ labour rights and are used to shape the design of interventions.

  5. Labour Act exclusion leads to low pay and challenging conditions for migrant workers in Thai agricultural sector

    20 May 2022

    ILO survey highlights how pre-COVID-19 working conditions were already difficult for migrant workers in the Thai sugarcane, rubber, oil palm and maize industries.

  6. TRIANGLE in ASEAN products

    20 May 2022

    In addition to the research products and publications, TRIANGLE in ASEAN produces and support the development of products on key labour migration issues within South-East Asia.

  7. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Newsletter

    20 May 2022

  8. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

    17 May 2022

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

  9. ILO launches three new Migrant Worker Resource Centres for Cambodian migrants in the fishing industry

    13 May 2022

    The ILO-EU Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia programme opens Migrant Worker Resource Centres focused on Cambodians seeking work abroad in the fishing and seafood processing sectors.

  10. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Key Results

    05 May 2022

    Key programme results for 2011-2021