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Myanmar maids in Singapore up against tough choice to fight abusive employers

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Burma
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After facing abuse and battery at the hands of their employer, Myanmar domestic workers in Singapore are confronted with a difficult choice: stay and press charges, in often lengthy investigations that rehash their pain, or return home and relinquish any opportunity for recompense.

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New contracts to protect domestic workers from high-rise window cleaning risk are no deterrent, says union

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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The Federation of Asian Domestic Workers’ Unions (FADWU) has expressed its concern over the effectiveness of new provisions aimed at protecting domestic workers from the dangers of high-rise window cleaning.


New contracts, due to roll out on January 1, will prohibit domestic workers from cleaning the exteriors of windows above the ground floor, unless grills are install Read More

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554 workers arrested for labour law violation in Oman

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Oman
http://timesofoman.com —

Muscat: Workers violating the labour law were arrested by the Ministry of Manpower and other authorities last week.

According to the weekly index report issued by the ministry, of 554 workers arrested between 6 and 12 November 2016, 432 were commercial sector workers, followed by 71 domestic workers and 51 agricultural sector workers.

Investigations r

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UAE missions in Delhi and Kerala start new UAE visa system

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE Consulate General in Kerala has started issuing employment visas to some categories of prospective Indian employees coming to the UAE under a newly introduced system, a senior official told Gulf News on Monday.


The prospective domestic help and blue-collar workers can directly collect the employment visa from the consulate by submitting a reference numb Read More

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800 domestic workers complete course on entrepreneurship

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

Dubai: Can Filipino domestic workers become the next wave of entrepreneurs in their home country?


Joan Francisco, 30, a nanny here for two years, offers a hint. The mother of one started dabbling in stocks trading three months ago using an online platform.


She sets aside Dh100 per month and invests it in a long-term stocks fund which she hopes would one day fund the college Read More

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Saudi cabinet approves hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.globaltimes.cn —

The Saudi cabinet approved on Monday the hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers as part of an agreement between the two states, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The decision will address the shortage of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia after the ban of some nationalities to fill such posts.

The ban was imposed by Saudi Arabia and other countries that have been demandin

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New maternal and infant care course for foreign domestic workers launched

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A new course on maternal and infant care will be open to foreign domestic workers from Dec 4, announced the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) on Monday (Nov 14).


The classes will be conducted by FAST's training provider, Aria Training and Consultancy.


It will cover topics such as child safety, wellness care, bottle fee Read More

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Run away workers won’t be allowed to enter KSA

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — Workers who run away from their sponsors and declared Huroob will never be allowed to return to the Kingdom, Al-Madina Arabic daily quoted Director of Makkah passports police Maj. Gen. Khalafallah Al-Tuwairqi as saying on Sunday.


He said that any expat who runs away from Saudi sponsor (Huroob) will be fined SR100,000, deported and banned from entering the Kingdom ag Read More