Ship to Shore Rights Project in Songkla commits to decent work in Thai fishing and seafood sector

The EU-funded ILO Ship to Shore Rights Project is organizing the ‘Tripartite-plus’ meeting

The World Day for Decent Work is celebrated every year on 7 October. Decent Work means security in the workplace, social protection for families, better prospects for social integration, and freedom for people to express their concerns, organize, and participate in the decisions that affect their lives. It also means equal opportunity and treatment for all women and men.

‘Tripartite-plus’ meeting of government, employers, worker organizations, and civil society to promote decent work in the Thai fishing and seafood industry. The event also marks the 10th anniversary of the World Day of Decent Work (WDDW) on 6 October 2017 at BP Samila Beach Resort Hotel, Songkhla, Thailand.

The need for Decent Work in Thai fishing and seafood is an urgent issue. The tripartite social dialogue in Songkla brought together provincial government, representatives from workers’ and employers’ organizations, NGOs, and civil society to agree on. A mutual understanding was reached on the urgency need for collective actions among all stakeholders to paved the way towards the achievement of decent work in Thai fishing and seafood processing industries on:

-the tripartite discussions include the implementation of section 83 of the Royal Ordinance of Fisheries in addressing labour shortage and issues in migrant fisher recruitment including broker issues, the feasibility study of
-shifting to electronic banking payments scheme for workers in fishing vessels, , and
-improvement of health and safety for fishers