Manila: Governments should repay migrant workers for helping their countries’ economies by investing in assets and programmes that would “help build a higher quality of life for the workers”, Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay has said.Read More
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UNDER-AGE immigrant labourers make up 5-10 per cent of workers in the Thai processed-marine-food industry, mostly because they are willing to be registered as adults to earn full-scale pay or be allowed higher pay but harder work, a recent Bangkok seminar was told.Read More
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday that the public had mistakenly interpreted the issue of migrant workers facing the death penalty, as he made a new plea to the Saudi Arabian government to save an Indonesian migrant worker from being beheaded in the kingdom.Read More
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to work with the employer of the 20 Filipino seafarers involved in the search for the missing Malaysian passenger plane to ensure their safety.Read More
MANILA, Philippines—Too many foreign workers are apparently coming into the country illegally and taking jobs away from Filipinos, according to TUCP party list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza, who said authorities must review labor and immigration laws to address the matter.