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Beijing may open door to foreign maids

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago China PR
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BEIJING • The authorities in Beijing are considering changes to the rules on foreign domestic workers, which would make it easier for overseas talent to settle in the Chinese capital.

The city's Commission of Commerce has said departments are weighing a proposal to offer work and residential permits to the maids of foreign executives as well as some workers from Hong Kong and Read More


Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there.

The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic workers to suicide.

He said he was aware of many Filipina women who had suffered sexual abuse in the oil Read More


Manpower Ministry seeks public feedback on areas of review for Employment Act

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Jan 18) launched a month-long public consultation exercise to seek feedback on areas being considered in the review of the Employment Act. 

Singapore's main employment law is regularly reviewed to "keep pace with the changing labour force profile and employment landscape", MOM said in a press release, adding that the Act Read More


Uniform Labour Code will be a landmark initiative: J K govt

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago India
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Jammu, Jan 17 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir government today said the proposed Uniform Labour Code would be a landmark initiative for the welfare of the labourers in the state.

"The proposed uniform Labour Code will be a landmark initiative for the welfare of the labourers," Finance minister Haseeb Drabu said while winding up the discussion of the Budget proposals in the Legislative Cou Read More


Employment Act amendment to cover all discrimination, including hotel ban on headscarves, says ministry

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 will address all types of discrimination at the workplace, said the Human Resources Ministry in a statement to Malay Mail.

Following outrage over the hotel ind Read More


38 illegals held in Dajeej area; 102 workers in 17 shut firms

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: A total of 38 violators of residency and labor laws were arrested during a campaign in Dajeej area. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department for Public Relations and Security Media explained that officers from General Department for Residency Affairs carried out a campaign in Dajeej area in Farwaniya Governorate and arrested 38 expat

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Foreign employment saving bond fails to attract migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Only 5.65 percent of the foreign employment saving bond has been subscribed by Nepalis working abroad or those who have recently returned home from foreign employment, indicating that Nepal Rastra Bank's efforts to mobilize savings from migrant workers have gone in vain. 

According to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), foreign employment saving bonds worth only Read More


Malaysia plans special court on human trafficking as cases soar

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims.

The Southeast Asian nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as well as laborers from countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal for jobs shunned by locals including work o Read More