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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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Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Thailand
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.

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Japan to employ foreign help to boost female workforce

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Japan
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A wave of foreign domestic helpers is expected in the coming months as the Japanese government aims to boost the female labor force, particularly because of the country's rapidly aging society and declining birthrate.

In early September, the government adopted guidelines for housekeeping services by foreign nationals in special deregulated zones located in Osaka and Kanagawa prefe Read More


$400 per month for Filipino maids fixed everywhere, says PH envoy | Inquirer Global Nation

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Philippines
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The minimum wage of US$400 for Filipino maids must be adhered to, regardless of the exchange rate.

Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya said employers of Filipino maids were required to pay the equivalent amount in the local currency of the country they worked in.

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Foreign workers’ average wages meager

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Republic of Korea
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Nearly 70 percent of foreign workers in South Korea receive less than 2 million won ($1,700) in monthly wages with the intragroup salary disparity being as wide as 53-fold, a report showed Wednesday.

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Wages among foreign workers show huge disparity in S. Korea

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Republic of Korea
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SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) -- The average wage of foreign workers in 2013 was about three quarters of what South Koreans earned while the top one percent got well over the South Korean counterpart, government data showed Wednesday.

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AAP government plans law for improving working condition of domestic helps

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Aiming to improve the working condition of domestic workers in the national capital, Delhi government today said it would soon draft a 'Comprehensive Bill' to regulate private placement agencies, which were providing jobs to the workers in households.

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Govt preparing to sign labour pact with Jordan

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Nepal
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The government’s long-standing plan to sign a labour contract with Jordan is gathering momentum at last. The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) is finalising a draft of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed with the desert kingdom to supply Nepali workers.

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