The Ministry of Labour is expected to provide better care for migrant workers in Thailand by enforcing stricter laws against dodgy employers and job agencies.

Permanent Secretary to the Ministry Nakhon Silapa-archa said at a recent meeting jointly held by the Ministry of Labour and the International Labor Organisation (ILO), that the Thai government has placed great emphasis on the welfare of migrant workers.

It has also thanked the ILO for cooperating with Thailand in supporting the establishment of a migrant worker union.

There are more than 4 million workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia entering Thailand each year. Nakhon added that the agencies must work together to ensure better protection for these migrant workers.

The Department of Employment has been told to take firm legal action against employers and job agencies taking advantage of these foreign workers.-VNA