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Asean’s obligation to migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Bangladesh
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In June 2014, the Thai government abruptly decided to crack down on undocumented migrant labour in the country, resulting in a mass exodus of some 220,000 Cambodian migrant workers who poured back across the border into Cambodia, leaving authorities here to deal with a sudden and unexpected influx of people in need of jobs.

Three years later, in July of this year, it happened all o Read More


Australia steps up efforts to prevent exploitation of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Australia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Australia has reminded Malaysians seeking to work in the country to be on alert to visa scams and to carefully check their visa conditions.

It is concerned that some Malaysians are being tricked into scams in which agents offer travel to and work in Australia with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).

In a statement today the Australian High Commission said th Read More


More than 225 illegal foreign workers arrested in Australian Border Force blitz

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Australia
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More than 225 illegal foreign workers have been arrested, border force officials say, and hundreds more have been stopped from entering Australia, in a nationwide blitz.

Nearly 50 commercial and residential properties were raided as part of the operation targeting visa fraud, illegal work and exploitation of foreigners.

Workers swept up in the raids were employed in industr Read More


770,000 migrant workers being 'legalised'

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Thailand
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The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.

Penalties under the newly-promulgated law on foreign labour employment will be suspended until the law takes effect on Jan 1 when Thailand will adopt a Read More


Foreign workers occupy more than 10 million jobs in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs there.

There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Saudi kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million i Read More


Construction firm fined $156,000 for housing foreign workers in unhygienic living conditions, Manpower News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction and Trading was fined $156,000 on Thursday (Aug 17) for housing 60 foreign workers in dirty, rat-infested living quarters.

The firm has also been banned from employing foreign workers.

The workers, who were employed by Kay Lim and nine other firms, were found living in temporary quarters in a construction site near Commonwealth Avenue and Gh Read More


Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The rising spread of infectious diseases in Malaysia should be blamed on illegal foreign workers instead of those who are documented, and the authorities need to step up enforcement to address the issue.

Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illeg Read More


More health checks for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign workers will have to undergo more frequent health screenings from next year in a move to stem contagious diseases from being brought into the country.


Foreign workers will also have to undergo medical screening within 30 days of arriving in Malaysia.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the screening needed to be c Read More