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Migrant workers still waiting for change: NGO

Posted by jacobo 737020 days ago Indonesia
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Migrant workers say they have seen no major changes in the way labor export works in the country, despite recent government measures to improve migrant protections.

The government had vowed to improve conditions for migrant workers before their departure and during their employment abroad.

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Labor market reform blamed for OFW deployment downtrend

Posted by jacobo 737020 days ago Philippines
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Doha exchange houses compete to lure Filipinos

Posted by jaypee 737020 days ago Philippines
http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com —

Money remittance centres in Qatar are still engaged in a stiff competition despite the exchange rate of the Qatari Riyal to Philippine peso remain low.

In the past weeks, the riyal remain depreciated against the peso within the range of the QR1 to P11 mark yet established money remittance centres and newc

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Sri Lanka's foreign remittances close to US $ 4 b

Posted by jaypee 737020 days ago Sri Lanka
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For the first time foreign remittance to Sri Lanka is expected to hitthe US $ 4 billion mark by end of this year. this figure stoond at US$ 3.4 billion last year.

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Workers' groups applaud labour regulation goals

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Electronics firms warn of foreign labour influx

Posted by jaypee 737020 days ago Thailand
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Electronics industry executives have warned that raising minimum wages by 21% might lead to an influx of foreign workers and that some labour-intensive manufacturers might consider relocating to lower-cost countries.

"We are already paying more than the minimum wage, with average payments in a range of 300

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Lankan asylum seekers bound for Australia?

Posted by jaypee 737020 days ago Sri Lanka
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A group of 85 Sri Lankan asylum seekers have told of a horror 45-day journey at sea trying to reach Australia, during which three people died.

The group, all Tamils, almost reached their destination of Christmas Island when the boat's GPS system broke down, the engine failed and they ran out of fuel.

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84 OFW cleaners in UAE claim exploitation

Posted by jaypee 737020 days ago Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

More than 80 Filipino workers have taken up legal action against their employer who abandoned them in Ajman.

The case filed by the 84 school cleaners against the Lovito Cleaning Services before the Ministry of Labor was elevated to the Dubai Labor Court. The Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) is now following up the case.

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