Migrant Workers Rights Network — Seafish

Migrant Workers Rights Network

Migrant Workers Rights Network
The Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) is a membership based organisation for migrant workers from Myanmar residing and working mainly in Thailand.

The aim for MWRN is to promote and strengthen Myanmar migrant workers’ rights, eventually across the whole globe, by raising awareness, promoting access to justice and negotiation processes with employers and officials and advocating for policy change. In January 2016 the MWRN and Thai Union joined forces to start up a new project, aimed at creating better protection for migrant employees. The one-year scheme, ‘Promoting Workers Rights and Social Dialogue in Thai Union Facilities’, will allow MWRN to better and more systematically map worker conditions and migrant systems in each of the tuna canner’s five export facilities in Thailand.

Building a Rights Culture: How Workers can Lead Change in Thailand’s seafood processing sector is a joint report from the International Labor Rights Foundation and the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN). This report highlights current worker-driven efforts to improve working conditions in Thailand’s seafood export industry. It presents case studies from one grassroots organization, the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) that demonstrate how worker-driven solutions have effectively resolved some of the most common abuses faced by migrant workers in Thailand. This presentation of MWRN’s work illustrates the positive outcomes achieved when workers are able to negotiate better working conditions and terms of employment.

Significance for seafood businesses: 

Not seafood-specific, but do work in this sector. Useful for awareness as an organisation working to support the industry, and improve governance, safety and welfare within the global seafood industry.


Works with the International Labor Rights Forum.

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