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Migrant Workers' Centre lauds Manpower Minister's response to COI

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) said it is encouraged by Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin's response to the Little India riot Committee of Inquiry report, delivered in Parliament earlier this week.

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Migrant scam spurs labour shakeup

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Thailand
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High ranking Labour ministry officials in five provinces were transferred to inactive posts at ministry headquarters in Bangkok after they were accused of involvement with a bribery case related to migrant.

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Pinoys in Afghanistan urged to go home as PHL raises alert level 3

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday raised Alert Level 3 in Afghanistan and urged the estimated 4,000 Filipino workers there to return to the Philippines in view of the increasing tensions in the Middle East state.

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DFA: 33 Pinoy repatriates from Syria arriving Thursday

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Philippines
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At least 33 Filipinos repatriated from strife-torn Syria are to arrive home on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

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Price war hits maids in the hip pocket

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Thailand
A price war is raging in the maid industry here as agents slash their fees to attract employers - but it is the maids who are bearing the brunt. Read More
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More moves to try to register migrant labour

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Thailand

In a video tie-up with provincial governors and deputy permanent secretary for the Interior Jarin Chakkapark, Thanchaiyan, in his role as a member of the sub-panel to oversee migrant worker issues, reported that the registration of migrant workers had gone well in Ayutthaya, Rayong, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Surat Thani, Samut Prakan and Songkhla provinces.

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Thais mandate migrant worker health checks

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Thailand
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On the road to legal employment in Thailand, Cambodian migrant workers are being made to undergo check-ups that have them cough, strip and give blood and urine samples to prove they are physically and mentally sound enough to work in the country.

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Migrant worker registration drive continues

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Thailand
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PHUKET: Officials from Thailand and Myanmar will meet next week to try to resolve problems in registering migrant workers, Lt-General Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, chief of the Supreme Command's Directorate of Operations, said yesterday.

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