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.Read More
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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