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Construction firm charged for housing 60 foreign workers in rat-infested dormitories

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction & Trading was prosecuted in the State Courts on Tuesday (March 14) for housing 60 foreign workers in "unacceptable" accommodation with "unhygienic living conditions", said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Wednesday.


The firm also did not update the ministry, via an online system, on the foreign workers' housing addresses.


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Migrant workers in fishery required to register in time

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Thailand
http://www.pattayamail.com —

BANGKOK,(NNT) – All migrant workers in fishing industry are required to register by the deadline within this month otherwise lawsuits will be filed against them.

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Indonesia eases migrant worker documentation

Posted by jaypee 109 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesian authorities have simplified bureaucratic procedures to allow migrant workers to obtain work permits easier.


The aim is to reduce the number of Indonesians working abroad illegally or becoming human trafficking victims.


Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said complex procedures — which includes having to Read More

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ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


 


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.


All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.


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Foreign-worker salary disputes are dealt with speedily: MOM

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Singapore
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Divisional director, labour relations and workplaces division, Ministry of Manpower



The letter “More errant employers should be prosecuted for not paying salaries” (Feb 20) paints a misleading picture of the Labour Court process and how the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) assists foreign workers.


Of the 4,500 salary-related claims involving foreign workers that the M Read More

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ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 126 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.



“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More

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GCR - News - Malaysian builders protest at sudden foreign worker levy rule

Posted by jaypee 169 days ago Malaysia
http://www.globalconstructionreview.com — Construction firms in Malaysia have protested against a surprise move by the government making them pay a levy of hundreds of dollars for every foreign worker they employ.

An industry body says the new rule will suck hundreds of millions of dollars out of the industry, raising the cost of construction and making Malaysian builders less competitive.



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‘No levy on foreign workers’ - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 175 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: Struggling employers want the Government to reverse the decision forcing bosses to pay the annual levy for foreign workers.


 


SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang said the representatives of various industries would seek a meeting with the Government over its latest policy.


“We want the Government to cancel or reverse t Read More