THE Department of Employment (DoE) confirmed today (May 15) that Thai golf course owners cannot hire migrants to work as caddies, and they will be fined for violating the law, Sanook.com reported.
DoE director-general Anurak Tossarat said he had ordered inspectors to check all golf courses around the country after receiving complaints from Thai caddies that foreign workers are “stealing” their jobs.
The DoE also sent letters to inform golf courses across the country that it is illegal to hire migrants as caddies.
Golf course owners face a fine of 10,000- 100,000 baht for each migrant worker hired. Migrants also face a fine of 5,000- 50,000 baht and deportation, he said.
Top: A good game of golf underway at a Thai golf course. Photo: Sanook.com
By Songpol Kaopatumtip