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


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


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


Over 180,000 job seekers get placements last year: Riot

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 183,433 job seekers managed to get job placement in various economic sectors last year, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.

Out of the total, he said 57,320 or 31% of the job seekers were graduates and 126,113 or 69% comprised of non graduates.

He said 57,366 job seekers were matched with jobs that were offered by emp Read More


Malaysia Needs Foreign Workers To Meet Shortage Of Manpower

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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SERIAN: Malaysia still needs to outsource workers from other countries to meet the shortage of manpower in the construction and plantation sectors.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said checks showed about 80 per cent of the workforce in “giant” development and infrastructure projects in Read More


(Update) 36 employers to get foreign maids this week, 6 days after online application

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: Thirty-six employers will receive their foreign maids by this week through the newly-introduced Maid Online System (SMO).

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafar Ali said this first batch was able to apply and receive their maids in just six days.

"Initially, we promised that it would take about eight days, but this first batch was successful in g Read More


Human Resources Ministry to source for foreign workers from Cambodia

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Indonesia
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SERIAN: The Ministry of Human Resources wants to rope in workers from Cambodia to overcome labour shortage in the plantation sector in Sarawak.

Its minister Dato Sri Richard Riot said the oil palm industry in the state currently needs at least another 30,000 workers, mainly as harvesters.

He noted that the industry is now facing a difficult time in terms of labour because Read More