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‘Low-paid foreign workers have negative impact on labor market’ | Saudi Gazette

Posted by jaypee 167 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

RIYADH — Al Yamamah University held its conference on economy entitled “Diversifying Saudi Economy in Light of Vision 2030” in its headquarters in Riyadh on March 1. The conference included many presentations, panel discussions and research in this regard.

Prof. Hussam Ramadan, head of the organizing committee, told the Saudi Gazette “this is the first econo Read More


12 Dubai centres dedicated to domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 170 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://www.gulftoday.ae —

DUBAI: Twelve Tas’heel service centres have started receiving and processing recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers in Dubai, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has confirmed.

As per the decision, procedures which had been previously carried out by the Ministry of Interior will be handled by the MoHRE starting in the emirate of

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​Domestic workers: Domestic workers demand welfare board and fixed salary

Posted by jaypee 170 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

BHUBANESWAR: In order to protect the interests of domestic workers, All Odisha Domestic Labourers Association (AODLA) on Monday demanded the state government to constitute a welfare board. They also urged the state government to form a domestic workers' policy to protect their rights. There are around 12,000 domestic workers in the capital city only.

"Though most households

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Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 171 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Feb 26, 2017- When Kalicharan Shah of Saptari left for Saudi Arabia five years ago, he had a two-year labour permit to work there. His work permit expired three years ago and since then he is stuck in the Gulf kingdom, as he has failed to obtain the mandatory permit from his employer to exit the country. 

According to Saudi Arabian l Read More


Foreign-worker salary disputes are dealt with speedily: MOM

Posted by jaypee 173 days ago Singapore
http://www.todayonline.com —

Divisional director, labour relations and workplaces division, Ministry of Manpower

The letter “More errant employers should be prosecuted for not paying salaries” (Feb 20) paints a misleading picture of the Labour Court process and how the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) assists foreign workers.

Of the 4,500 salary-related claims involving foreign workers that the M Read More


ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 176 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More


Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 188 days ago Qatar
http://www.thenational.ae —

Doha // Qatar has approved a draft law that would provide legal protection for tens of thousands of domestic workers for the first time.

The law is expected to specify how many hours staff such as nannies, drivers and gardeners should work per week, how many days holiday they receive annually and how they are paid, the state Qatar News Agency (QNA) report Read More


GCR - News - Malaysian builders protest at sudden foreign worker levy rule

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Malaysia
http://www.globalconstructionreview.com — Construction firms in Malaysia have protested against a surprise move by the government making them pay a levy of hundreds of dollars for every foreign worker they employ.

An industry body says the new rule will suck hundreds of millions of dollars out of the industry, raising the cost of construction and making Malaysian builders less competitive.

“With the implementation o Read More