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Foreign-worker salary disputes are dealt with speedily: MOM

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Singapore
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Divisional director, labour relations and workplaces division, Ministry of Manpower

The letter “More errant employers should be prosecuted for not paying salaries” (Feb 20) paints a misleading picture of the Labour Court process and how the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) assists foreign workers.

Of the 4,500 salary-related claims involving foreign workers that the M Read More


ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More


Qatar approves draft law for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Qatar
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Doha // Qatar has approved a draft law that would provide legal protection for tens of thousands of domestic workers for the first time.

The law is expected to specify how many hours staff such as nannies, drivers and gardeners should work per week, how many days holiday they receive annually and how they are paid, the state Qatar News Agency (QNA) report Read More


GCR - News - Malaysian builders protest at sudden foreign worker levy rule

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Malaysia
http://www.globalconstructionreview.com — Construction firms in Malaysia have protested against a surprise move by the government making them pay a levy of hundreds of dollars for every foreign worker they employ.

An industry body says the new rule will suck hundreds of millions of dollars out of the industry, raising the cost of construction and making Malaysian builders less competitive.

“With the implementation o Read More

UAE launches new domestic worker insurance plan

Posted by jaypee 109 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE Ministry of Interior has joined hands with Axa Green Crescent to launch a new insurance plan for domestic workers that will protect employers from financial losses when a worker absconds, fails a visa-renewal medical test or dies, said a report.

The insurance policy covers maids, drivers and domestic workers sponsored by citizens and residents aged between 18 and 64, report Read More


‘No levy on foreign workers’ - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 113 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Struggling employers want the Government to reverse the decision forcing bosses to pay the annual levy for foreign workers.


SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang said the representatives of various industries would seek a meeting with the Government over its latest policy.

“We want the Government to cancel or reverse t Read More


New domestic worker insurance plan launched

Posted by jaypee 120 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior launched on Tuesday a new initiative — an insurance rights document for domestic workers — in a joint press conference by the Ministry of Interior and AXA Green Crescent, the initiative’s strategic partner.

This move comes in line with the announcement by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of 2017 being t Read More


Myanmar maids in Singapore up against tough choice to fight abusive employers

Posted by jaypee 122 days ago Burma
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After facing abuse and battery at the hands of their employer, Myanmar domestic workers in Singapore are confronted with a difficult choice: stay and press charges, in often lengthy investigations that rehash their pain, or return home and relinquish any opportunity for recompense.

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