WIEGO | Winning Legal Rights for Thailand’s’ Homeworkers

HomeNet Thailand, with support from WIEGO and other partners, campaigned for more than a decade to win legislative protection for homeworkers. Both the Homeworkers Protection Act B.E.2553 and a social protection policy came into force in May 2011. The law mandates fair wages–including equal pay for men and women doing the same job– be paid to workers hired to complete work at home for an industrial enterprise. It also obliges the hirer to provide a contract, to ensure occupational health and safety, and to establish a committee that provides access to the courts in labour disputes and gives women a place at the decision-making table.

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