Migrants not allowed to work as caddies

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BANGKOK, May 15 (TNA) – The Department of Employment confirmed that it has never issue work permits for migrants to work as caddies at golf courses and employers could face a fine for hiring migrants to do this job.

In response to some reports about lay-offs of Thai caddies to replace them with migrants, the department’s director-general Anurak Tossarat said that he ordered inspections at golf courses.

His department also sent letters to inform golf courses across the country that it is illegal to hire migrants as caddies.

To do so, employers would face a fine of 10,000- 100,000 baht for each worker. Migrants would also face a fine of 5,000- 50,000 baht and deportation, he said. (TNA)