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Indonesia urged to protect Thai boat migrants

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Indonesia
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Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Indonesia to help Cambodian migrant workers on Thai fishing boats.


He made the call in a meeting yesterday with the outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Pitono Purnomo.


Mr Hun Sen also urged more cooperation on trade and defence matters, said Kao Kim Huon, minister attached to the Prime Minister.


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Qatar’s migrant fund expected to support Nepali workers

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Qatar
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Nov 4, 2017-The latest initiative by the Qatar government for the protection of its foreign labour force is expected to benefit Nepali migrant workers as well. Qatar recently endorsed a bill, which envisages protecting rights of more than two million of its foreign workers.

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Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
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January 1, 2018 promises to be an unhappy New Year for many Thai companies. The date marks the end of a six-month amnesty for thousands of illegal migrant workers in the kingdom to come above ground with labor authorities.


The Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act, Thailand’s response to being downgraded to ‘Tier 3’ status on the United States’ gover Read More

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Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago India
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KOCHI: The Labour Department has registered 26,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam district under the insurance project of the state government. The department has started facilitation centres in the district and deployed several officers for registering migrant workers under the scheme.“The department is primarily targeting workers in Ernakulam. Reg

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New functions added to online system for migrant workers' employment

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday added two new functions to its online system for managing the employment of migrant workers, allowing updates of employment information and the submission of applications to extend the transition time between contracts.

The two services were added to an online system launched by the ministry in January 2016 to manage

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70% of migrant workers resorting to middlemen

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Bangladesh
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As many as 70% migrant workers bank on middlemen for completing migration related activities while 50% overseas jobseekers pay double the usual cost as passport fees, says an NGO report.



They also have to wait for long period of time for obtaining passports despite clearing the payment, the report adds.


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Minister visits migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Thailand
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Labour Minister Ith Samheng went to Thailand yesterday to examine the process of providing legal status to Cambodian workers there.


He said the Cambodian government would meet its Thai counterparts to agree on conditions for smooth processing as some workers say they wait a long time and need original documents.


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200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar migrant workers upon their return in Myawaddy.


Some 200 Myanmar migrant workers arrived back from Malaysia on October 25 and were welcomed by the authorities who arranged for them to get back to their home towns.

Most of the workers were men. They had to give 1,150 ringgit (Ks 360,000) to brokers to return to Myawaddy through Thailand from Malaysia, they s Read More