DLPW joins hands with The Central Labour Court to provide workers affected by COVID-19 mobile legal services throughout Bangkok
The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DLPW) in collaboration with The Central Labour Court drives the “Mobile Labour Court” project to support and provide justice to workers affected by COVID-19. The project offers legal advice, mediation and prosecution support at Bangkok Metropolitan Offices of the Labour Protection and Welfare. In this way, it aims to reduce travel expenses and increase channels by which people can access judicial support. The project is valid from now to 30 September 2020.
Mr. Apinya Sujarittanan, DLPW Director-General, revealed that, “The Mobile Labour Court project has been initiated by DLPW and The Central Labour Court to build awareness and make employers and employees understand their rights and duties in accordance with labour laws. Under the banner of “Ruam Jai Labour Court Clinic, The New Normal Ways Against COVID”, the mobile labour court offers legal advices, mediation and prosecution services concerning employers, employees and people affected by COVID-19, thereby saving time and travel costs.
The services were offered for the first time on 17 June 2020, at Bangkok Metropolitan Office of Labour Protection and Welfare, Area 5 (Din Daeng District). It was held for the second time on 22 June 2020, at Area 3 (Prawet District). The next service schedules are set on 3 July 2020 at Area 10 (Min Buri District); 13 July at Area 7 (Taling Chan District); 3 August at Area 3 (Prawet District); 11 August at Area 10 (Min Buri District); 1 September at Area 8 (Phra Nakhon District); and 15 September at Area 5 (Din Daeng District).
The DLPW Director-General continued, “This project is beneficial to employers, employees, and the general public who have enquiries or need clarification around labour laws. It also helps relieve the troubles caused to employers and employees by COVID-19. It also generates cooperation that makes certain issues thrown into relief by the crisis easier to resolve.”
Those with related issues use the “Ruam Jai Labour Court Clinic, The New Normal Ways Against COVID” services at the above-mentioned times and places.
For further details, please contact Legal Affairs Division, Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Tel. 0 2246 7589 or Hotline 1506, press 3.