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Urgent improvements in migrant-worker management needed

Posted by jaypee 140 days ago Indonesia
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The recent fatal boat accident, which left 54 people dead, in Batam, Riau Islands, has highlighted the government’s poor management of migrant workers, a researcher has said.


International migration expert from Gadjah Mada University’s Population and Policy Study Center, Sukamdi, condemned the latest in a series of such incidents that had occurred in the past year. The Read More

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Immigration office denies departure of 12 migrant workers to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 150 days ago Indonesia
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Immigration authorities at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport denied the departure of 12 Indonesians to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday evening because of the country’s moratorium on sending workers to Middle-Eastern countries.


“These people admitted that they were leaving to work as nurses and midwives in Riyadh, but they only had visiting visas,” Heru Santo Read More

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Lawmakers drag feet on domestic workers bill

Posted by jaypee 168 days ago Indonesia
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There is only a slim chance that domestic workers in the country will be free from various kinds of mistreatment if there is no legal umbrella to improve their protection, labor activists have said.

The Coalition for Protection of Domestic and Migrant Workers (KA-PPRTBM) said both the government and the House of Representatives had made initiatives to provide regulations to saf

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Govt steps up efforts to protect migrant workers - National - The Jakarta Post

Posted by jaypee 179 days ago Indonesia
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The government has developed centers in border areas to better help the documentation of Indonesian people seeking jobs abroad and to empower migrant workers who have become trapped in illegal employment in neighboring countries, an official has said.


"The center in Nunukan has assisted hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers employed illegally in Tawau so that they can obtain Read More

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Most domestic worker abuse cases aren't taken seriously, activist says

Posted by jaypee 191 days ago Indonesia
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At least 80 percent of domestic worker mistreatment cases reported to law enforcement in Jakarta this year do not enter legal processing as they are discontinued by police, the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT) has said.


In a report submitted to the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), Jala PRT revealed that from 217 cases of mi Read More

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National scene: Special IDs for Indonesian maids in S’pore

Posted by jaypee 201 days ago Indonesia
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The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore has launched an identity card for Indonesian citizens working as domestic staff in the neighboring country.

The Indonesia-Singapore Worker Card (KPIS) will function not only as an identity card for Indonesian domestic helpers working in Singapore but also as an information medium for them about various training programs in which they might be

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Govt pledges to better protect migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 207 days ago Indonesia
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration wants the government to walk with migrant workers each step of the way, because working abroad is their way of improving their lives and the economies of their hometowns, a minister has said.


“Working abroad is a choice we must honor, respect and protect,” Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri said in Kupang, E Read More

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Indonesia asks for wage hike for migrant workers in Taiwan

Posted by jaypee 216 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta, Aug. 22 (CNA) Indonesia wants to revise a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to bring wages for its nationals working on fishing boats and as domestic helpers in line with Taiwan's minimum wage, a high-rank Indonesian official said Monday.

The plan to seek a revision to the 2011 Taiwan-Indonesia MOU on recruiting, settling and protecting workers was brought

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