Following the implementation of the new Royal Ordinance on Foreign Workers that came into effect on June 23, workers in their hundreds left via Tak’s Mae Sot checkpoint, after being turned away by employers over fears of providing them with work.
The new fines which could cost employers up to 800,000 baht per each illegal employee was enough to stop employers hiring the foreign workers.
One migrant named Muang Zhor, 25, said that he had paid 3,000 baht to a brokerage firm to find him work at a factory but when he went to start they would not hire him subsequently losing his money.
The local community handed out hundreds of food boxes to try and help aid the stricken workers who are now leaving.
This comes in the wake of Thailand’s Leader Prayut Chan-o-cha ordering a rethink on the new law over fears it could lead to shortages of manpower.
If this one instance is anything to go by it would seem that shortages in labour might become very common in the coming weeks.
Source : Thenation
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