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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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Philippines minister in Saudi Arabia over stranded workers

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Filipino and Saudi officials are working together to help thousands of stranded workers under a directive from King Salman, a diplomat said Wednesday as the Philippines labor secretary visited.


The roughly 11,000 Filipinos are among tens of thousands of workers affected by financial troubles at the kingdom's major construction firms.


"Their salaries have not been p Read More

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Expat workers in Oman forced to give up gratuity for NOC

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Oman
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Expat workers in Oman are reportedly being forced to give up their end of service gratuity in order to receive a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer.


Times of Oman cited legal advisors as saying the practice is occurring, as companies look to avoid paying leaving workers.


This comes despite the denial of gratuity being illegal under Oman’s labour Read More

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400 migrant workers to return from Malaysia | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Burma
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Myanmar will accept over 400 migrant workers who have been detained in detention camps in Malaysia through an arrangement made by the Myanmar Defence Services, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.


The 400 workers will fly into Myanmar in the third week of August on a chartered Myanmar Air Read More

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Complaints of migrant workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Number of cases filed at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) seeking reimbursement from unscrupulous manpower agencies has increased of late.

A total of 250 cases have been registered at the department in the past month alone, said Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson at the department.

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Non-Muslim hiring rule angers M’sian maid agencies | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian maid agencies and employers are up in arms after the enforcement of a directive by the Immigration Department which barred them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers.


Malaysian Maid Employers Association (MAMA) president Mr Engku Ahmad Fauzi said over the weekend (Aug 13-14) the rule would heavily limit the candidates that Muslim families may hire. Read More

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Malaysia’s new labor law affects hiring of Filipino maids

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Maid agencies in Malaysia are shocked by the latest directives of the country’s Immigration De­­part­­ment barring them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers; among them Filipino maids.


Employers have questioned the rationale behind the policy, which department officials said was not new, as they were worried that they may not get any maids at Read More

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No decision yet on Filipino maids, says official

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Philippines
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Dubai: Discussions on sending Filipino maids to the UAE are still ongoing, contrary to local media reports that said the Philippines would soon resume allowing maids to be recruited from the country, an official said on Tuesday.


Philippine Labour Attache Ofelia Domingo on Tuesday denied reports published in some newspapers in the UAE that the Philippines is “set to lift a ba Read More