Msia's SMEs want simplified rehiring programme for illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) want the government to simplify its rehiring programme for foreign workers without permits, reports the Bernama.

Michael Kang Hua Keong, national president of the SME Association of Malaysia, notes that 2016 will be a challenging year for SMEs as the global economy is facing another downturn. The full implementation of the T Read More


Foreign workers 'boon to KL economy',

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's large population of foreign workers has, in general, created more jobs for locals, says a World Bank study as immigrant labour has filled important gaps in low- and mid-skilled jobs, while highly skilled expatriates provide specialised skills not available locally.

The finding is timely following public outcry over the effects of Putrajaya's fragment Read More


Malaysia to grant five-year visas to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Malaysia
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U Sein Oo, a director general within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, confirmed the plan.

“Yes, the program is true,” he said. “We have already replied to the Malaysian government with information and comments from the Ministry of Labour.”

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BPS warns govt of foreign worker influx

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Indonesia
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The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) warned the government to anticipate an influx of foreign workers following a drastic increase in January.

BPS recorded the arrival of 25,238 foreign part-time employees, representing a 73.46 percent increase compared to December figures. There were 14,907 part-time foreign employee arrivals in January, 2015.

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DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Domestic workers in Eastern Visayas will soon receive P500 more in their monthly salaries with a recently approved wage order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Region 8.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Monday, February 29, that domestic workers in cha Read More


System will fail if free healthcare given to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago Malaysia
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CYBERJAYA: Providing free healthcare to migrant workers will cause “our system to crumble”, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

“Very few countries in the world do that. We are obliged to provide healthcare, not necessarily for free,” he told reporters after touring the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Service Centre here yester Read More


1.5 million Bangladeshis meant to replace outgoing foreign workers, group claims

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Club of Foreign Worker Suppliers and Management (D’Kelab) today asserted that 1.5 million Bangladeshi labourers will not add to the existing foreign worker pool as feared.

Instead, it claimed that these will replace foreigners whose contracts are due to expire, primarily Bangladeshi workers here that are on permits th Read More


Dependency on foreign workers will reduce productivity: National Professor Council

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: High and continuous dependency on foreign workers will reduce productivity in the long run.

This is due to lack of initiative from employers to be technologically innovative in their businesses, the National Professor Council said.

"Although we acknowledge and admit that Malaysia is currently depending on foreign workers in five major sectors and Read More