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Migrant workers urge better social security cover

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Labour rights activists will take advantage of International Migrants Day tomorrow to lobby the government to improve social welfare benefits for migrant workers. 

Migrant workers rally at the Democracy Monument yesterday to demand better social security coverage, and permission for those whose nationality has not been verified to carry on working in Thailand without being repatriated. PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICH

The social security system has been in place for more than 20 years and is "not primarily designed for migrant workers", Lae Dilokwitthayarat, an economics lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, said.

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