Invitation to Participate in Activities for Complaint Submission to Thai Prime Minister and ILO/UN

Re: Invitation to Participate in Activities for Complaint Submission to Thai Prime Minister and ILO/UN
To: Labour and Human Rights Networks
The Action Network for Migrants (ANM), the Migrant Working Group (MWG), the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) and the State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) are currently preparing to petition Thailand’s Prime Minister, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) in relation to their concerns for the safety and security of migrant workers in Thailand. This complaint submission is in relation to a Nationality Verification (NV) process. At least 2 million migrant workers in Thailand, of which 80% are from Burma, have been given only until February 28th 2010 by the Royal Thai Government to enter into this NV process or face deportation.

The four above named networks invite you and your organisation to join in activities related to this complaint submission on Tuesday 16th February 2010. From 9am to 10am, the networks shall assemble outside the UN Building on Ratchadamnoern Rd. in Bangkok and representatives shall petition the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar and the ILO’s Director General. At 10am until 11am, the movement shall proceed to march to in front of Government House (Gate 5) to petition Thailand’s Prime Minister with an open letter of concern signed by domestic and international human rights/labour rights groups and domestic and international trade unions. During this time, the procession will display the gimmick: “Let’s divide the benefit between us.”
For more information, do not hesitate to contact migrantjustice@hrdfoundation.org or +66 846 119029 or +66 818 129381. For Thai language information, please contact +66 818 695193 or +66 818 602305
Yours Respectfully,

Action Network for Migrants (ANM)
Migrant Working Group (MWG)
Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC)
State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC)

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