The first batch of 22 unregistered foreign migrant workers rounded up in the Labour Ministry-led crackdown since July 1 will face legal action and then be deported, Department of Employment director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday.
The department officials has, since July 1, joined with police and national security officers nationwide in 113 teams conducting random searches at establishments nationwide, he said.
So far, 22 unregistered foreign migrant workers have been rounded up from five establishments. “We will continue this stringent measure [against unregistered foreign workers and their employers],” he said.
The Labour Ministry had given employers until June 30 to complete the registration of their Cambodian, Myanmar and Laotian workers or they and the workers would face hefty fines.