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Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 90 percent of five lakh Bangladeshi male workers had to pay two to three times the usual migration cost last year to obtain work visas for seven countries, including five in the Middle East.

They also paid bribes at different stages at the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for visa approval to go Read More


Indonesia eases migrant worker documentation

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesian authorities have simplified bureaucratic procedures to allow migrant workers to obtain work permits easier.

The aim is to reduce the number of Indonesians working abroad illegally or becoming human trafficking victims.

Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said complex procedures — which includes having to Read More


ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.

All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.

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Gov’t urged to endorse convention on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A local guest workers’ advocate society is urging the government to endorse the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families to improve their overall situation in the Kingdom. 

In its annual report, “Walled by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions o Read More


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

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Saudi Arabia
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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 62 days ago United Arab Emirates
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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 62 days ago India
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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 63 days ago Nepal
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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