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Group urges help for foreign workers fleeing bad work - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Taiwan
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Employment Service Act (就業服務法) regulations should be revised to allow greater flexibility for foreign workers who flee illegal labor conditions, labor rights advocates said yesterday during a protest outside the Ministry of Labor in Taipei.

“For the responsible agency to ignore a worker’s rights just because a new administrative rule has not passed amounts to truly for Read More


Japan treats 1 million foreign workers as ‘non-existent’

Posted by jaypee 83 days ago Japan
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Foreign workers in Japan are increasingly being seen as a valuable resource amid Japan’s declining birthrate and growing elderly population.

However, recent headlines in the media express concern about the influx of immigrants.

“Should we accept immigrants?” one publication asked.

Another worried that, “What will happen if foreigners become our Read More


More than 1.7 million foreign workers in Malaysia; majority from Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 83 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are currently 1,781,598 foreign workers in the country as of 30 June 2017, says the Home Ministry.

This was in response to Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh) who had asked the ministry to provide a breakdown of foreign workers based on their countries of origin.

“The Rehiring Programme was implemented online from Feb 15 to Dec 31, 2017 for illegal immigrants f Read More


Zahid: 1.78 million foreign workers in Malaysia - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are 1.78 million legal foreign workers in the country, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).


The Deputy Prime Minister said Indonesian workers accounted for the highest number of foreign workers in Malaysia at 728,870, followed by Nepal (405,898), Bangladeshi (221,089), Myanmar (127,705), India (114,455), Pakistan Read More


Saudi to ban foreign workers from grocery shop jobs

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development is reportedly moving ahead with plans to ban foreign workers from jobs in grocery and confectionary shops.

Arab newspaper Al-Madina cited informed sources as saying a draft decision was being prepared to 100 per cent Saudise jobs for all shops selling consumers goods.

The plans are expected to create 20 Read More


Ministry aims to legalise 2m migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — A TOTAL of 101 temporary centres began a 15-day project to register foreign migrant workers across Thailand yesterday.

“We believe that we will be able to legalise the status of 2 million migrant workers during the period,” Labour Minister Sirichai Dithakul said. 

Labour Ministry permanent secretary ML Puntrik Smiti said Saraburi, Chon Buri and Kam Read More


Labour minister visits illegal workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Thailand
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Labour Minister Ith Samheng visited migrant workers in Thailand over the weekend, urging them to make use of centres that Thai authorities are opening to provide them with legal documents to remain in the country.

More than 5,000 Cambodian migrant workers fled the country recently as the Thai government began a Read More


23 illegal immigrants nabbed in raid on Ampang karaoke outlet

Posted by jaypee 88 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Immigration Department rounded up 23 illegal immigrants during a raid at an entertainment outlet in Ampang yesterday.

The detainees – comprising both patrons and workers at the outlet – were found to have overstayed in the country or been without documentation.

The group is made up of nine men and 14 women aged between 23 and 37.

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