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State assures migrant workers of safety

Posted by jaypee 131 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com — Labour Minister says misinformation campaigns on social media are part of a smear campaign against Kerala

Backing up its commitment to the safety of migrant workers in Kerala, the government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for their welfare.


Addressing a press conference, Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan said the messages circulating on the social media about migrant labo Read More

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Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore draw Asean migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Vietnam
http://www.thesundaily.my —

HANOI: Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore have become top destinations for migrant workers from other Asean member states, a World Bank report said Monday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


Entitled Migrating to Opportunity, the report showed a significant increase in the association's intra-regional migration between 1995 and 2015, which turned t Read More

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IOM pledges support for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Cambodia
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

The UN’s migration agency has vowed to continue working with the government to provide assistance to Cambodian people working abroad.


The announcement came yesterday following a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Nenette Motus, regional director at the International Organisation for Migration.


Ministry spo Read More

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Remittances seen rising 23% to $33 B this year

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — The flow of remittances to the Philippines is seen to further grow by 23 percent and eclipse last year’s record, making it the third largest remittance volume worldwide this year, the World Bank said in a report.


Based on the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, the Philippines is expected to be the third larges Read More

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Foreign workers' tax evasion

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Pakistan
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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has declared its intention to go after both the companies hiring foreign nationals and individual foreign nationals working in the country on the issue of tax evasion. October 15 is the NBR deadline for employer-companies and individuals to submit their respective payrolls to the revenue authority. In light of what has been published in the media, we un

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Illegal foreign workers to face crackdown: NBR

Posted by jaypee 140 days ago Bangladesh
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The National Board of Revenue is set to start inspecting firms that appoint foreigners illegally and, in so doing, deprive the state of due tax.


“Our taskforce teams will visit firms and penal action will be taken for non-compliance with tax rules,” said a senior NBR official,


The taskforce teams, which will comprise of taxmen and representatives from the Federa Read More

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Foreign workers in the UAE remit over $21bn in H1

Posted by jaypee 143 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The total value of remittances by foreign workers in the UAE reached AED78 billion ($21.2 billion) during the first half of 2017, according to central bank figures.


The UAE Central Bank announced that remittances totalled AED40.8 billion during the second quarter, an increase of 10 percent compared to the first quarter.


Indian workers continued to lead as the most active na Read More

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UAE law targets sexual harassment, forced labor

Posted by jaypee 145 days ago United Arab Emirates
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DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates, criticized globally for its treatment of migrant workers, issued a law on Tuesday to combat abuse of domestic staff, state news agency WAM said.


It includes prohibitions on sexual harassment, forced labor, and the employment of domestic workers under 18.


It also stipulates that workers are entitled to one paid day off each week, Read More