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Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Burma
https://www.mmtimes.com — Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.

“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI issuing stations, which are directly operated by Myanmar officials.

“We met with Myanma Read More


Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Burma
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — MYAWADDY, Myanmar - With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks.

But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law that hardens penalties on the millions of undocumented migrant workers Read More


2,500 Burmese migrant workers deported

Posted by jaypee 111 days ago Burma
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Nearly 2,500 Burmese migrants were deported yesterday from Thailand across the border to Myawaddy following a weeklong crackdown on undocumented workers.

Social welfare associations in the Burmese border town have been providing assistance to deportees. At 2pm on Thursday, the groups reported that they had recorded 2,385 Burmese migrant workers (1,457 males and 928 Read More


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

Posted by jaypee 298 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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Lawmakers Push for Legal Protection for Burmese Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 386 days ago Burma
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RANGOON — Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday discussed a proposal urging the government to enact legal protection against labor exploitation and abuse of Burmese migrant workers in foreign countries.

The proposal was submitted by the ruling National League for Democracy party lawmaker U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Magwe Division’s Sidoktaya Township. He said past Read More


400 migrant workers to return from Malaysia | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 428 days ago Burma
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Myanmar will accept over 400 migrant workers who have been detained in detention camps in Malaysia through an arrangement made by the Myanmar Defence Services, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

The 400 workers will fly into Myanmar in the third week of August on a chartered Myanmar Air Read More


Govt to launch pilot for overseas domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 434 days ago Burma
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The government is planning to launch a pilot project aimed at protecting the rights of domestic workers from Myanmar who are employed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said yesterday.

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Govt Seeks Work Permits for Undocumented Domestic Workers Abroad

Posted by jaypee 441 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.com —

NAYPYIDAW—Burma’s government will seek the cooperation of concerned labor ministries to issue official work permits for undocumented Burmese domestic workers in foreign countries, said Thein Swe, minister of labor, immigration and population.

“We will cooperate with concerned embassies and labor ministries to make a list of illegal Burmese domestic workers in fore Read More