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Nepal govt to run mobile camp abroad for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: The government is set to run a mobile camp in gulf countries and Malaysia to resolve problems of migrant workers as RSS reported.


The camp would provide services of passport renewal, renewal of the contract of labour permit and insurance.

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Lack of coordination pushes migrant workers towards uncertainty

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com — Blame game and lack of coordination between the ministries concerned and recruitment agencies have increasingly been pushing migrant workers towards risk and uncertainty. 


The scenario revealed itself during a conference styled “Safe Migration and Pr Read More

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Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net —

Around 90 percent of five lakh Bangladeshi male workers had to pay two to three times the usual migration cost last year to obtain work visas for seven countries, including five in the Middle East.


They also paid bribes at different stages at the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for visa approval to go Read More

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​Domestic workers: Domestic workers demand welfare board and fixed salary

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

BHUBANESWAR: In order to protect the interests of domestic workers, All Odisha Domestic Labourers Association (AODLA) on Monday demanded the state government to constitute a welfare board. They also urged the state government to form a domestic workers' policy to protect their rights. There are around 12,000 domestic workers in the capital city only.

"Though most households

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Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Feb 26, 2017- When Kalicharan Shah of Saptari left for Saudi Arabia five years ago, he had a two-year labour permit to work there. His work permit expired three years ago and since then he is stuck in the Gulf kingdom, as he has failed to obtain the mandatory permit from his employer to exit the country. 


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Move to educate migrant workers in most literate State

Posted by jaypee 168 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com —

The sense of alienation that migrant workers in Kerala feel will come down substantively if the efforts of the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) prove a success.


The KSLMA is all set to launch a social literacy drive to integrate migrant labourers into Kerala society, by imparting reading and writing skills to them and to orient them to Read More

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Sri Lanka : Over 450 overstaying Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar take up amnesty offer

Posted by jaypee 191 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.colombopage.com —


Oct 17, Colombo: More than 450 Sri Lankan expatriates overstaying their visas in Qatar took advantage in the first months of a three-month amnesty offered by the Ministry of Interior last month, a Sri Lankan embassy official said yesterday.


The amnesty period for illegal residents to leave Qatar without facing any legal consequences for overstaying in Read More

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Domestic helps call for min wage of rs 60/hour

Posted by jaypee 208 days ago India
http://www.newindianexpress.com —

CHENNAI: Domestic workers have called for laws to guarantee a minimum wage of `60 per hour for them and a set of guidelines to protect their interests. At a public hearing organised by the National Domestic Workers’ Movement, they also expressed concern regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the city’s outskirts.


Sexual harassment, illtreatment and inhuman wo Read More