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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
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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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Exploited, abused | Says HRW report on migrant workers from Asia

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Bangladesh
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Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are "beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations" in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said a report of Human Rights Watch yesterday.

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DOLE: 4,333 Pinoys repatriated so far from Libya

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Philippines
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At least 4,333 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated from strife-torn Libya so far, with government releasing some P42.78 million for their financial relief assistance.

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Activists urge govt to ratify labour pacts

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Thailand
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Labour rights advocates have called on the government to ratify two long-awaited International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions after the private sector demanded they be delayed.

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Qatar announces plans to address controversial migrant worker laws

Posted by jaypee 6 days ago Qatar
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The Qatar government [official website] on Sunday pledged to announce new labor legislation by 2015 in an effort to improve conditions for migrant workers. The Qatar labor ministry announced [Al Jazeera report] the initiative by stating, "[w]e intend to effect meaningful and lasting change for the benefit of all those who live and work in Qatar." The kafala sponsorship system, which curre

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Female workers need protection, says WIEGO

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Indonesia
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The majority of workers in developing countries, such as Indonesia, work in the informal sector, mostly women who have yet to receive their proper rights, says an international female rights activist.

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Over 300 Pinoy nurses, caregivers to undergo Japanese language training

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Philippines
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Over 300 Japan-bound Filipino nurses and caregivers will undergo a six-month training on Japanese language in preparation for their deployment next year.

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