Without enforceable rights in the workplace and the strength that comes from being represented by a union, labour rights violations and the mistreatment of fishers will continue. The ITF has committed to campaign to improve the wages, working conditions and labour rights of all fishers irrespective of where they come from or what type of boat that they work on.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation welcomed the long-awaited announcement that the Thailand National Assembly today voted to approve the ratification of the International Labor Organization convention which protects fishers’ rights.
As reported in July,he ITF is encouraged by Thai Union’s commitmento improving labour standards, which will help ensurehat suppliers who work inhe shadows – illegally fishing and violating workers’ rights – will no longer be part of
In December 2017 at an ILO tripartite meeting, Fishers’ Rights Network activists raised the issue of most fishers not having a copy of their employment contract, and the failure of owners and captains to provide employment contracts in migrant
Medical kits are now on 100 boats in the Songkhla region in Thailand after the Fishers’ Rights Network successfully sought ILO funding for pilot project. Following a Tripartite meeting in Songkhla in October, where 17 FRN activists highlighted
The ITF is building a democratic, representative union of fishers in Thailand, campaigning to improve the wages, working conditions and labour rights of all fishers in the Thai fishing industry. Thailand’s fishing industry has become one of the world’s largest worth US$5.8 billion in 2017. The Thai government reacted to international scrutiny with an overhaul of […]
Severe exploitation of workers in the Irish fishing industry, many who have been trafficked and forced to work in terrible conditions, has been exposed by the ITF. The scandal has forced the Irish government to take action, creating the atypical work permit scheme for migrant fishers from outside of the European Economic Area. However, this […]