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Migrant workers told to register or face deportation

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — All migrant workers in the fishing industry are required to register by the end of this month, the Ministry of Labour has announced.

The ministry said all migrant workers in the fishing industry have to register themselves to receive a proper work permit before March 31, as presently there are only 47,000 registered migrant workers in the fisheries sector, Thai National News Bureau repo Read More

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Tadbeer centres to recruit domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: New centres called Tadbeer will replace domestic worker recruitment agencies by the end of the year, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Wednesday.


Saqr Ghobash said this decision was taken as the services provided by current recruitment agencies often do not meet the needs of both the domestic worker and the employer.


“These new cen Read More

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Trat trawler operators moving to Koh Kong | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Thailand
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TRAT - Fishing boat operators in this easternmost province are moving to adjacent Koh Kong province in Cambodia because they cannot survive in business in Thailand, senior officials admit. Many factors,...

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90-day amnesty period allows illegal workers to return to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

JEDDAH: Undocumented expat workers seeking to correct their status during the new 90-day-amnesty will be able to return to the Kingdom by adhering to legal procedures, the General Directorate of Passports (GDP) announced Monday on their official Twitter account @AlJawazatKSA.
By approaching the Passport Departments to solve their status starting March 29, illegal workers “will

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Saudi labour ministry allows transfer of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 95 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://gulfbusiness.com —

Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry has approved new rules allowing domestic workers to transfer and their dependents to transfer to a new employer.


Under the new measures, reported by Saudi Press Agency, housemaids, drivers and other workers can transfer under a number of circumstances.


These include verification that the sponsor has failed to pay the worker for t Read More

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Sarawak Immigration Dept detains 189 illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 95 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration Department arrested 189 illegal foreign workers in a dawn raid at a construction site in Balingian, Mukah on Sunday.


Immigration spokesman Maspaun Bolhasan said the operation mounted between 5am and 8.30am involved 72 officers led by the department's enforcement deputy chief Rosliah Kassim.


In a statement here today, she said, t Read More

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New passport rule stigmatizes, burdens migrant workers: NGO

Posted by jaypee 95 days ago Indonesia
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Migrant Care executive director Wahyu Susilo said a new regulation that requires aspiring Indonesian migrant workers to have Rp 25 million on a bank account when applying for a passport was a policy based on prejudice and suspicion.


On Friday, Directorate General of Immigration spokesperson Agung Sampurno said the Immigration Office had issued a circular on March 6 that Read More

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UAE champions rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

The UAE is taking a very significant step forward over the protection of rights for people in domestic employment. Domestic workers have unique working conditions that place them at a serious disadvantage should their employer choose to abuse their rights. They work in close proximity to the employing family with little outside contact, and they do not have standard working terms since ea

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