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

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Burma
http://www.mmtimes.com —

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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Saudi police arrest 191 illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 6 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.gdnonline.com —

Riyadh: The Saudi police rounded up dozens of expatriates in the city of Mecca, during a crackdown on foreigners overstaying their visas.


The police squads raided several flats in a district in the holy city and arrested 191 men and women who were found in breach of the law on residence and labour.


Led by Lieutenant-Colonel Saad Al-Thubaiti, the Read More

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‘Repealing sponsorship system Labour’s target’

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Kuwait
http://www.arabtimesonline.com —

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has been studying the possibility of repealing sponsorship system and other laws related to domestic workers, says sector minister Hind Al-Sabeeh.


She revealed this at a recent social gathering organized by the Mexican Embassy in Kuwait and explained &ldquo Read More

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Saudi panel okays hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.khaleejtimes.com —

Saudi Arabia has approved the recruitment of male domestic workers from Bangladesh, according to media reports quoting the Saudi Arabia Shoura Council.

Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi said that that the lifting of ban on male domestic servants indicates improved bilateral relations between the two countries, Arab News said on its website.

The report comes a month af

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Dilemma of a bloated foreign workforce

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

NO ONE can tell for sure how many migrant workers there are in this country. Even the authorities and individual officials offer their own numbers, not so much because they have something to hide from the public but simply because no one knows exactly how many.


 


According to the Human Resour­ces Ministry, there are some 2.1 million registered migrant workers &ndas Read More

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Legislation sought to ensure Lankan migrant workers can vote

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Sri Lanka
http://colombogazette.com —

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has called on the Government to bring legislation to ensure the right to vote for Sri Lankan migrant workers residing abroad.


The Committee regrets that despite its previous recommendation as well as the recommendation of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission and fifteen y Read More

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Foreign workers urged to record work life

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

A Taipei-based organization that helps foreign workers called on migrant workers to use cellphones to document their work life as a means of protection.


Karen Hsu (徐瑞希), an executive with the Global Workers’ Organization, Taiwan, made the call at an organization-sponsored forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.


Representatives of Indonesian migrant workers’ g Read More

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Firms hiring illegals will have assets, bank accounts frozen beginning Oct

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

SEPANG: Companies in industrial sectors found to be employing and protecting illegal foreign workers could have their assets frozen beginning October. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the department viewed the practice as a serious offence, as the number of illegal workers in the country has been a growing concern. He said there were current laws under the depart

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