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New functions added to online system for migrant workers' employment

Posted by jaypee 110 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday added two new functions to its online system for managing the employment of migrant workers, allowing updates of employment information and the submission of applications to extend the transition time between contracts.

The two services were added to an online system launched by the ministry in January 2016 to manage

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70% of migrant workers resorting to middlemen

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Bangladesh
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As many as 70% migrant workers bank on middlemen for completing migration related activities while 50% overseas jobseekers pay double the usual cost as passport fees, says an NGO report.



They also have to wait for long period of time for obtaining passports despite clearing the payment, the report adds.


A Chittagong-based non-governmental organisation Young Power in Social Read More

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Minister visits migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Thailand
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Labour Minister Ith Samheng went to Thailand yesterday to examine the process of providing legal status to Cambodian workers there.


He said the Cambodian government would meet its Thai counterparts to agree on conditions for smooth processing as some workers say they wait a long time and need original documents.


Mr Samheng went to a m Read More

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200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Posted by jaypee 115 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar migrant workers upon their return in Myawaddy.


Some 200 Myanmar migrant workers arrived back from Malaysia on October 25 and were welcomed by the authorities who arranged for them to get back to their home towns.

Most of the workers were men. They had to give 1,150 ringgit (Ks 360,000) to brokers to return to Myawaddy through Thailand from Malaysia, they s Read More

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UN urged to step up protection of female migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 116 days ago Bangladesh
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Aiming to ensure safe and secure migration, the ministry is planning to revisit the Overseas Employment and Migration Act, 2013, so that the loopholes in the law can be addressed



Dr Nomita Halder, acting secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, has called on UN agencie Read More

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India works closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 126 days ago India
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India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, has said that only a ‘miniscule’ number of Indian residents in the UAE face difficulties, harassment or abuse.


The UAE is ‘not a country that habitually exploits people,’ he was quoted by the ‘Economic Times’ as saying.


He added that India's Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with t Read More

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1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 127 days ago Nepal
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Migrant workers from Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and African countries were employed in the company.


 


It is learnt that the company failed to provide salary to its staff for the past three months and has not renewed the visa of migrant workers.


 


Victims have filed a complaint at Qatar’s Labour Department and court to deport th Read More

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Myanmar sends over 17,000 migrant workers abroad in September - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 128 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 17,143 Myanmar migrant workers went abroad to work in September, the official Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Saturday.


Of them, about 15,805 were sent to Thailand while 692 to South Korea, 346 to Japan, 267 to Malaysia and the rest 33 to Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China's Macao Special Administrative Regio Read More