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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More