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Labor minister says work permits for domestic workers down by 60 pct

Posted by jaypee 461 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi announced Wednesday that the number of work permit renewals for domestic workers in Lebanon has decreased by 60 percent, which he said would lead to a rise in the employment of Lebanese nationals instead.

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Foreign workers to receive smart ID cards: Azzi

Posted by jaypee 579 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi announced Wednesday that foreign laborers would be provided with smart ID cards starting early next year, noting that its primary purpose was to protect Lebanese workforce.

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New NGO defends families’ treatment of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 704 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: At a time when more and more voices are being raised against the mistreatment of domestic workers in Lebanon, a new association has been formed to defend Lebanese families against allegations of abuse, while rejecting the notion that the housewife is always guilty.

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New Lebanese NGO to 'protect housewives' from their domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 704 days ago Lebanon
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A new NGO in Lebanon just seems to have it all figured out, or actually, not at all.


The Association to Protect Family Privacy and the Worker held a news conference earlier this week to point out how Lebanese housewives have become the victims of an “unfair” media campaign against the kafala system.

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15 more distressed OFWs repatriated from Lebanon –DFA

Posted by jaypee 704 days ago Lebanon
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Fifteen more Filipinos were repatriated from Lebanon as the United Nations reports "unprecedented levels of destruction" near the country's border to war-torn Syria.

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Foreign worker marriage ban gets revoked

Posted by jaypee 718 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Civil society groups succeeded earlier this month in lobbying the Justice Ministry to revoke a decision that would have effectively put the personal lives of foreign workers under the scrutiny of the government.

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Lebanon Foreign Workers Vulnerable to Abuse

Posted by jaypee 732 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT — At a meeting of domestic workers in the Wata El Msaytbeh neighborhood on a sleepy Sunday, 20 women from Asian and African countries gathered to do what seemed impossible just a few months ago: Create an action plan for a newly formed union to protect the rights of domestic workers.

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Lebanon Vows to Crack Down on Domestic Worker Abuse

Posted by jaypee 735 days ago Lebanon
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Lebanon's Labor Ministry says its new 24-hour help hotline is part of broader efforts to reduce abuse of migrant domestic workers.


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