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Domestic helps call for min wage of rs 60/hour

Posted by jaypee 212 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Domestic workers have called for laws to guarantee a minimum wage of `60 per hour for them and a set of guidelines to protect their interests. At a public hearing organised by the National Domestic Workers’ Movement, they also expressed concern regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the city’s outskirts.

Sexual harassment, illtreatment and inhuman wo Read More


Hong Kong domestic helpers wait on wage review

Posted by jaypee 213 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Workers and campaigners are pushing for the minimum salary for domestic workers to be increased by HK$790 to HK$5,000 a month, with the government expected to announce the result of a wage review in the coming days.

The minimum wage for foreign domestic workers, which is revised annually, is currently HK$4,210. The latest increase was annou Read More


PH, China to discuss legitimization of Filipino domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 213 days ago Macau SAR
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In response to the situation of up to 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers working illegally in China, a high representative from the Philippine government is set to discuss with mainland authorities the legitimization of these overseas workers.
The Macau and Hong Kong SARs long ago legalized such workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries. In Macau, according to the F

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Indian domestic workers demand fair wages, days off and a cup of coffee

Posted by jaypee 213 days ago India
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CHENNAI, India, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For as long as she can remember, R Meenakshi has been waking up at dawn to wash dishes, sweep floors and scrub clothes, earning 2,000 rupees ($30) a month.

"I am 65 and it might be too late, but I want more respect for the work I have done all my life," Meenakshi told a public hearing organised by two labour rights groups in t Read More


More maids, foreign family members of citizens, in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 214 days ago Singapore
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Ms Carsih Carman Taja, 29, started working here two weeks ago to take care of her employer's ailing 82-year-old father, a stroke patient.

"I look after Ah Gong, change his diapers and help him with his physio," said the Indonesian of her duties, which she describes as difficult but rewarding.

She represents a growing number of non-residents in Singapore, which saw an increa Read More


Lawmakers Push for Legal Protection for Burmese Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 214 days ago Burma
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RANGOON — Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday discussed a proposal urging the government to enact legal protection against labor exploitation and abuse of Burmese migrant workers in foreign countries.

The proposal was submitted by the ruling National League for Democracy party lawmaker U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Magwe Division’s Sidoktaya Township. He said past Read More


Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 214 days ago Kuwait
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Around 100 Bangladeshi workers hired by a Kuwaiti company to guard supermarkets and various stores in the country staged a sit-in protest yesterday at the Bangladesh Embassy. The company the workers were working for has failed to provide them with residency permits 11 months after employing them.

Furthermore, in an echo of the situation across the border in Saudi Arabia, the forei Read More


Govt steps up efforts to protect migrant workers - National - The Jakarta Post

Posted by jaypee 214 days ago Indonesia
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The government has developed centers in border areas to better help the documentation of Indonesian people seeking jobs abroad and to empower migrant workers who have become trapped in illegal employment in neighboring countries, an official has said.

"The center in Nunukan has assisted hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers employed illegally in Tawau so that they can obtain Read More