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South Korea opens door to 4,600 more OFWs

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Philippines
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Close to 5,000 Filipino workers are allowed to work in South Korea’s manufacturing sector this year under the Employment Permit System (EPS), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.



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Government changes plan on IDs for migrant workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Thailand
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Migrant workers in Thailand have been given an unexpected grace period, the deputy labour minister announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, U Htin Aung said the estimated 645,000 Myanmar workers in Thailand would be able to retain the so-called pink card that entitles them to work for an extra year.

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Govt seeks trafficking details

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Thailand
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Thailand has made significant advances to deal with human trafficking, and is working towards developing a case system to track data and statistics, according to the government's anti-human trafficking...

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Human Trafficking: U.S. Presses Thailand on Worker Protections

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Thailand
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The migrant workers at Chotiwat Manufacturing’s tuna cannery in southern Thailand are not familiar with voting. Most are from Myanmar, which is emerging from military rule. And in Thailand generals staged a coup in 2014. So before Chotiwat held elections for a worker council last year, it ran workshops for 5,500 employees on the basics of democracy. Now 17 worker representative

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157 human trafficking victims rescued in 2014

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Thailand
Some 157 Lao nationals who fell victim to human trafficking were rescued in Thailand last year, an increase from the 103 rescued the year before, statistics showed. Read More
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ADB: Govts must ensure remittances used for inclusive growth

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Philippines
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Asian governments and the private sector must take full advantage of the sharp increase in workers’ migration and remittances, making sure the funds are channeled through the formal financial system and fully utilized for inclusive economic growth, delegates to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) forum agreed on Wednesday.

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Remittances edge up 0.5% to $1.814 B in January

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Growth in overseas Filipino workers’ remittances decelerated to a six-year low in January, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.




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Vietnamese, Malaysian trade unions ink deal on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Vietnam
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HANOI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Vietnamese and Malaysian trade unions agreed here on Monday to cooperate in protecting Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia, one of the top four destination countries for Vietnamese workers.

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