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35 foreign women rescued from massage parlours

Posted by jacobo few seconds ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-five women of various nationalities, believed to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued by the police during raids conducted at three massage centres at Platinum Walk, Setapak here last Thursday.

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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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Northern Marianas wants new approach to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago New Zealand
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The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Ralph Torres, is calling on the United States Government to give longtime foreign workers in the territory improved status.


The governor said guest workers played a crucial role in the development of the islands.

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Penang faces talent and foreign worker shortage | theSundaily

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang's industrial sector is facing a shortage of talent and foreign workers especially in its two major economic pillars of manufacturing and services.


Special Advisor to the Penang Chief Minister, Datuk Lee Kah Choon (pix), said manufacturing of electrical and electronic products and the services sectors are most affected.

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Foreign workers to be checked for legal compliance

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, 13 June 2016 (NNT) – Authorities are preparing to run an inspection on foreign workers with pink cards in a bid to ensure their compliance with the law while a new type of permit will soon be issued to facilitate the workers’ examination process.

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4.7 million foreign workers in UAE private sector: official

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Acting Undersecretary at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Humaid Rashid bin Demas, said decent work and protecting workers' well-being constitute a pillar for sustainable development in the UAE.

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Saudi fin min: no tax on foreign workers' remittances |

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will not impose a tax on the money which foreign workers in the kingdom send back to their home countries, finance minister Ibrahim Alassaf told reporters on Tuesday.

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CNMI foreign workers threatened with expulsion

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago New Zealand
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The Northern Marianas is facing a humanitarian and economic crisis as more than 1,300 of its foreign workers could be forced to leave the territory.


This comes after the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that its cap of 12,999 positions for foreigners to work in the territory had been reached.


Our correspondent said most of the 1,300 workers aff Read More