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Construction firm fined $156,000 for housing foreign workers in unhygienic living conditions, Manpower News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction and Trading was fined $156,000 on Thursday (Aug 17) for housing 60 foreign workers in dirty, rat-infested living quarters.


The firm has also been banned from employing foreign workers.


The workers, who were employed by Kay Lim and nine other firms, were found living in temporary quarters in a construction site near Commonwealth Avenue and Gh Read More

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Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The rising spread of infectious diseases in Malaysia should be blamed on illegal foreign workers instead of those who are documented, and the authorities need to step up enforcement to address the issue.


Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illeg Read More

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More health checks for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign workers will have to undergo more frequent health screenings from next year in a move to stem contagious diseases from being brought into the country.


 


Foreign workers will also have to undergo medical screening within 30 days of arriving in Malaysia.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the screening needed to be c Read More

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Foreign worker levy hikes in 2019

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Progressive levy hikes based on the number of foreign workers hired will be implemented from 2019, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.


He said this will allow more employment of locals and systematically reduce the hiring of foreign workers.


"To encourage the hiring of local workers and control the number of foreign worker Read More

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Poor response to rehiring plan - Nation

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The six-month Rehiring Sabah 2017 programme for employers to register their illegal workers has seen a poor response, with Immigration expecting to begin a statewide crackdown when the deadline ends today.


 


Sabah Immigration Department director Musa Sulaiman said only 1,088 of the estimated 50,000 illegal Indonesian and Filipino workers registered sin Read More

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Sabah to start illegal worker crackdown tomorrow

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The six-month "Rehiring Sabah 2017" programme for employers to register their illegal workers has been poorly received.


 


After the deadline to register ends on Tuesday, the Immigration Department is expected to begin state-wide crackdown on illegal workers.


State Immigration director Musa Sulaiman (pix) said that only 1,088 of the estima Read More

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Migrant registration weeds out 1,200 under-age workers

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Thailand
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More than 1,200 of over 60,000 undocumented migrant workers have failed to pass an inspection of their working conditions, a prerequisite to giving them legal working status in Thailand, the Labour Ministry said Thursday.


The inspection, which also verifies they are employed as claimed, is the first step in the process of granting proper visas to several tho Read More

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Thailand’s new migrant worker policy is a step onto uncertain ground

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Thailand
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Since 2014, Thailand’s coup-led government has prioritised eliminating human trafficking, especially among migrant workers. This renewed attention has been in direct response to a storm of international criticism aimed at the poor working conditions suffered by migrant workers. So far, the government has responded with hasty action and a number of legislative changes.


Thailan Read More