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Severe labour shortage in Sarawak estates

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: Sarawak oil palm companies want the state government to allow the recruitment of foreign workers other than Indonesians to address the worsening labour shortage issue.

They have also asked the authorities to extend the work permit of foreign workers to 10 years from the present six years for selected skilled foreign wor

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Call to fine-tune foreign workers' health care ruling

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A battle royale is brewing between the private sector and the Federal government with the Read More

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Bahrainis 'now earning more'

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago Bahrain
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MORE Bahrainis are in work and earning more money than they would have done a year ago, it emerged yesterday.

The total number in work was 139,915 by the end of September, compared to 138,005 at the same point in 2009 - an increase of 1.4 per cent, accor

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Spouses can be employed without work permit, says MOL

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago United Arab Emirates
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UAE residents who are sponsored by their husband or wife can now take up employment without applying for a work permit, a Ministry of Labour official has said.

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Refugees win access to courts

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

This comes after the government accepted the results of a High Court ruling that raises serious questions about the value of offshore processing.

Responding for the first time to the High Court's ruling on the rights of asylum-seekers to challenge procedural aspects of their cases in the courts, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen

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Call for skilled migrants

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago Australia
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The flood reconstruction effort is expected to compound skills shortages in the already stretched building industry, prompting calls to raise the intake of migrant workers.

As analysts yesterday warned that the floods would add to pressure on the labour supply, business groups called on Canberra to ensure migration rules did not

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Malaysia Suffering from Lack of Domestic Workers

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Recruiter crackdown to help unpaid foreign workers, says ministry

Posted by jaypee 736954 days ago United Arab Emirates
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UAE recruitment agencies will be forced to ringfence funds to cover employee wages in a move the Ministry of Labour has said is aimed at improving conditions for foreign workers.

Under new rules, effective from January, agencies that hire foreign workers must deposit AED1m in a restricted account, while those that hire labourers

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