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Remittances by migrant workers go up in 2016-2017 | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Burma
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Remittances by Myanmar migrant workers increased from over K370 billion in 2015-2016 fiscal year to K623 billion in 2016-2017, according to the Labour Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

Myanmar citizens are working mostly in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Almost all Myanmar people leaving for other countries go to find j

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MyEG gets six-month extension from Home Ministry for illegal foreign worker repatriation programme

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: MyEG Services Bhd has been granted a six-month extension by the Home Ministry for the voluntary repatriation of illegal foreign workers programme.


The group said that it had received a letter dated December 20, 2017 from the Home Ministry in relation to the extension of the programme, which was initially scheduled to expire on December 31.


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More time needed to verify migrant workers’ nationalities

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo sought Cabinet approval on Wednesday to extend by three months a March 31 deadline for verifying the nationalities of the 900,000 foreign migrant labourers in Thailand.



Adul said he would personally inspect the verification process to ensure it was being handled smoothly and fast, but he noted that the ministry still needed more equipment, Read More

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Prayut to use powers under Article 44 to extend migrant worker registration until June

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Thailand
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The government acknowledged more than 900,000 migrant workers had not yet completed their registration process to work legally in Thailand, said spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. The Labour Ministry said earlier that nearly 2 million migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia needed to be registered before being allowed to work in Thailand. That figure is made up of 1.2 mil

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Cambodia sends domestic workers to Hong Kong to plug gap after abuse scandals

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Cambodia
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Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia.


But high-profile cases of abuse and forced labour have seized global headlines in recent years and threatened to stem the tide of migrant helpers.


Hong Kong has turned to Cambodia, one of Asia’s poorest countries where the average monthly wage is around US$10 Read More

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Minister orders faster verification system for foreign workers after staff reshuffle

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Cambodia
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew has instructed nationality-verification centres to speed up their work to reduce the time required per person verified from 13 hours to less than two hours.



Employment Department director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday that Adul expected the centres to work faster and provide greater convenience to service users.  Read More

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Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in single day

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- About 1,137 Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand on Tuesday, a day after Christmas, according to the Home Affairs Ministry Wednesday.


They came back through Myawaddy No. 1 Friendship Bridge, HteeKhee, Tanintharyi and Kawthaung border gates respectively.


The return in a single day has brought the total number of returnees since June 2 Read More

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NGO for migrant workers, Home, denounces study which said majority of maids here exploited, Manpower News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 57 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (Home) is the latest migrant worker rights group to denounce a recent study that said maid here are exploited.


The study surveyed 735 Indonesian and Filipino foreign domestic workers (FDW) in 2015 and found that three in five maids here are exploited and one in five maids are victims of forced labour.


It conc Read More