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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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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

The number of foreign workers has increased significantly since the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) began to ease restrictions on new hires in the manufacturing sector three years ago.

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More jobs in Japan seen for Filipinos

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Japan
http://www.philstar.com —

Tokyo, Japan – Filipinos are poised to secure more employment opportunities in the world’s third largest economy as the backlog for laborers in Japan would likely result in the relaxation of hiring and entry requirements.

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Improve legal mechanisms instead of imposing forced remittance – consul general | Inquirer Global Nation

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago United Arab Emirates
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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates – A pending “forced remittance” bill at the House of Representatives is unnecessary and runs the risk of affecting the majority of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are diligent in supporting their relatives and families back in the Philippines.




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PHL lifts deployment ban to Thailand

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

The Philippine government has lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Thailand.

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Regulations for foreign residents over age 20 to be relaxed

Posted by jacobo 27 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI -- In a major development for foreign families living in Taiwan, the government plans to do away with the long-standing system that leaves even foreign nationals born and raised in the country unable to legally reside after age 20.

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Fears over foreign-workers plan

Posted by jacobo 27 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Local wages will be suppressed if a mass importation of workers takes place, a unionist warned.

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1,200 Burmese Workers Lose Jobs at Thai Factory

Posted by jacobo 28 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

A Thai seafood processing plant will suspend its operations and will lay off about 1,200 Burmese migrant workers employed there, DVB reports.

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