MOM sets new living condition rules for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Singapore
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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has set out new conditions that operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) for housing foreign workers will have to meet, including the provision of a 'feedback channel' and wi-fi.

Starting next year, dorm-operators will have to meet the legal obligations in order to get approval to use their industrial premises for workers to live in, the MOM Read More


Construction work progress continues amid illegal workers’ arrest

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Cambodia
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Since the start of the year, department authorities at the Ministry of Interior have arrested more than 10,000 illegal workers, with the bulk of them being construction workers. However, industry experts and investors are split on the opinions that the arrest will impinge on the development of the sector.

Meng Chamroeun, project manager of mixed-use development Olympia City, told Read More


New conditions for foreign workers' factory-converted dormitories

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Staring next year, all operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) will have to meet four new conditions when seeking approval to use their industrial premises to house foreign workers, announced the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

In a press release on Wednesday (Aug 24), MOM said the new rules follow consultations with industry stakeholders and calls earlier this mo Read More


Indonesia asks for wage hike for migrant workers in Taiwan

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta, Aug. 22 (CNA) Indonesia wants to revise a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to bring wages for its nationals working on fishing boats and as domestic helpers in line with Taiwan's minimum wage, a high-rank Indonesian official said Monday.

The plan to seek a revision to the 2011 Taiwan-Indonesia MOU on recruiting, settling and protecting workers was brought

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MAICCI wants Govt to review foreign worker policy

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) wants the Government to review the policy on foreign workers.


Its president Tan Sri K. Kenneth Eswaran (pic) said the current policy has made it difficult for employers to hire workers qualified for jobs they want filled.

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434 illegal workers, restaurant owner arrested

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A total of 434 illegal workers as well as with the owner of a popular restaurant were arrested in an operation on Friday night.


Personnel from various enforcement agencies, including Kuala Lumpur police and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), were mobilised at various strategic areas in the city, including at key locations in Jalan Alor, Jalan Cangkat an Read More


Illegal foreign workers face immediate deportation: Manpower minister

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has asserted that illegal foreign workers and foreign workers who violate labor rules will be immediately deported from Indonesian territory.

    Hanif asked people to report to the local manpower offices should they find illegal foreign workers or those who are violating the rules. Further action includes sending copies of the repo Read More


400 migrant workers to return from Malaysia | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Burma
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Myanmar will accept over 400 migrant workers who have been detained in detention camps in Malaysia through an arrangement made by the Myanmar Defence Services, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

The 400 workers will fly into Myanmar in the third week of August on a chartered Myanmar Air Read More