Web News » SOUTH ASIA

2 Views

Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago India
http://www.newindianexpress.com —

KOCHI: The Labour Department has registered 26,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam district under the insurance project of the state government. The department has started facilitation centres in the district and deployed several officers for registering migrant workers under the scheme.“The department is primarily targeting workers in Ernakulam. Reg

Read More
1 Views

70% of migrant workers resorting to middlemen

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

As many as 70% migrant workers bank on middlemen for completing migration related activities while 50% overseas jobseekers pay double the usual cost as passport fees, says an NGO report.



They also have to wait for long period of time for obtaining passports despite clearing the payment, the report adds.


A Chittagong-based non-governmental organisation Young Power in Social Read More

1 Views

UN urged to step up protection of female migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

Aiming to ensure safe and secure migration, the ministry is planning to revisit the Overseas Employment and Migration Act, 2013, so that the loopholes in the law can be addressed



Dr Nomita Halder, acting secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, has called on UN agencie Read More

1 Views

India works closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago India
http://www.emirates247.com —

India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, has said that only a ‘miniscule’ number of Indian residents in the UAE face difficulties, harassment or abuse.


The UAE is ‘not a country that habitually exploits people,’ he was quoted by the ‘Economic Times’ as saying.


He added that India's Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with t Read More

1 Views

1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 57 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Migrant workers from Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and African countries were employed in the company.


 


It is learnt that the company failed to provide salary to its staff for the past three months and has not renewed the visa of migrant workers.


 


Victims have filed a complaint at Qatar’s Labour Department and court to deport th Read More

1 Views

State assures migrant workers of safety

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com — Labour Minister says misinformation campaigns on social media are part of a smear campaign against Kerala

Backing up its commitment to the safety of migrant workers in Kerala, the government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for their welfare.


Addressing a press conference, Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan said the messages circulating on the social media about migrant labo Read More

1 Views

Foreign workers' tax evasion

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Pakistan
http://www.thedailystar.net —

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has declared its intention to go after both the companies hiring foreign nationals and individual foreign nationals working in the country on the issue of tax evasion. October 15 is the NBR deadline for employer-companies and individuals to submit their respective payrolls to the revenue authority. In light of what has been published in the media, we un

Read More
1 Views

Illegal foreign workers to face crackdown: NBR

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net —

The National Board of Revenue is set to start inspecting firms that appoint foreigners illegally and, in so doing, deprive the state of due tax.


“Our taskforce teams will visit firms and penal action will be taken for non-compliance with tax rules,” said a senior NBR official,


The taskforce teams, which will comprise of taxmen and representatives from the Federa Read More