Clause 5

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This provision requires that workers on fishing boats have a rest period of at least 10 hours every 24 hours, and that the worker have at least 77 hours total rest in a 7 day period.

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Clause 5

An employer shall provide a rest period of not less than 10 yours in any 24-hour period and not less than 77 hours in any 7-day period for an employee.  An employer shall prepare a rest period record to be inspected by a labour inspector.

In case of emergency or necessity, an employer may require an employee to work during a rest period, however a compensatory rest shall be immediately given to an employee.  An employer shall prepare a rest period record.

Regulation / Thailand / Ministerial Regulation Concerning Labour Protection in Sea Fishery Work B.E. 2557

This Regulations updates a previous 1998 Regulation No. 10 on Sea Fishery Work, and is a response to increasing attention to the conditions of work in Thailand’s fishing industry.  The Regulation applies to any work or activities relating to sea fishing on fishing boats or other types of boats.  It strengthens some protections for fishing workers, including providing for minimum hours of rest and standards of living, and the provision of written contracts to employees.