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Name: State Enterprise Labour Relations Act, B.E. 2534.
Country: Thailand
Subject(s): Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1991-04-15
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 1991, p. 1-25
ISN: THA-1991-L-22099
Bibliography: Printed separately, 1991, p. 1-25
Abstract/Citation: Regulates labour relations in "state enterprises", which include both government organisations and companies in which the State owns more than 50 per cent of the share capital. Such enterprises are in effect excluded from the scope of the Labour Relations Act, B.E. 2518 (Legislative Series, 1975-Thai.1). Section 55 stipulates that "the labour unions of state enterprises established under the Labour Relations Act shall cease to exit". Under section 56, the same applies to the Labour Unions Committee and the Employee Committee in state enterprises. Instead, a labour relations committee is to be established in each state enterprise with representatives of the management and "workers' association" of the enterprise. Striking or "any activity in the nature of a strike" is strictly prohibited (sec.19), and although the labour relations committee of an enterprise may examine "complaints", anything involving financial implications must be referred to the State Enterprise Labour Relations Committee, chaired by the Minister of Internal Affairs (see sec.6). Unofficial English translation by the Thai government available.
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