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


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


Scholarship for migrant workers’ children

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Nepal
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Scholarship will also be provided to the children of those migrant workers who become physically disabled. Scholarships will be provided for technical and high school education.  FEPB has allocated a total of 120 seats under the scholarship programme for children of migrant workers. Scholarship will be provided in three sectors — nursing, engineering and agriculture. Each secto

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12 lakh migrant workers to be sent in 2018: Minister

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net — The government is planning to send 12 lakh migrant workers abroad this year, Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam said today.

“Our priority is to send skilled workers aboard,” the minister said while briefing media at the ministry’s conference room. The ministry organised the briefing to highlight its achievement in 2017.

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‘Chinese nationals top list of expats obtaining work permits’

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 9, 2018-While thousands of Nepalis leave the country every year for job opportunities, Nepal too is attracting its reasonable share of migrant workers of late. Among the foreign nationals seeking work permits in the country, Chinese people lead the lot, with 942 of them getting work  authorisation papers in the last fiscal year 2016-17.

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Sri Lanka : No taxes imposed on migrant workers in 2018 budget, Foreign Employment Minister assures

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Sri Lanka
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Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala stressed that 2018 budget has not imposed any tax on migrant workers and the reports to that taxes will be imposed on their income are false.

She said that the people are being misled by presenting such false facts and it should be mentioned that the government Read More


Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

Posted by jaypee 110 days ago India
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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

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70% of migrant workers resorting to middlemen

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Bangladesh
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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