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ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


 


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.


All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.


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Foreign-worker salary disputes are dealt with speedily: MOM

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Singapore
http://www.todayonline.com —

Divisional director, labour relations and workplaces division, Ministry of Manpower



The letter “More errant employers should be prosecuted for not paying salaries” (Feb 20) paints a misleading picture of the Labour Court process and how the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) assists foreign workers.


Of the 4,500 salary-related claims involving foreign workers that the M Read More

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ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.



“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More

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GCR - News - Malaysian builders protest at sudden foreign worker levy rule

Posted by jaypee 111 days ago Malaysia
http://www.globalconstructionreview.com — Construction firms in Malaysia have protested against a surprise move by the government making them pay a levy of hundreds of dollars for every foreign worker they employ.

An industry body says the new rule will suck hundreds of millions of dollars out of the industry, raising the cost of construction and making Malaysian builders less competitive.



“With the implementation o Read More
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‘No levy on foreign workers’ - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 117 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Struggling employers want the Government to reverse the decision forcing bosses to pay the annual levy for foreign workers.


 


SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang said the representatives of various industries would seek a meeting with the Government over its latest policy.


“We want the Government to cancel or reverse t Read More

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Myanmar maids in Singapore up against tough choice to fight abusive employers

Posted by jaypee 126 days ago Burma
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After facing abuse and battery at the hands of their employer, Myanmar domestic workers in Singapore are confronted with a difficult choice: stay and press charges, in often lengthy investigations that rehash their pain, or return home and relinquish any opportunity for recompense.

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New maternal and infant care course for foreign domestic workers launched

Posted by jaypee 167 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A new course on maternal and infant care will be open to foreign domestic workers from Dec 4, announced the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) on Monday (Nov 14).


The classes will be conducted by FAST's training provider, Aria Training and Consultancy.


It will cover topics such as child safety, wellness care, bottle fee Read More

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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights

Posted by jaypee 168 days ago Thailand
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Civic groups are demanding stronger legal help for migrant workers after finding their access to labour rights is still being "limited" by the practices of Southeast Asian countries. The Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, known as the Cebu Declaration, was ratified by Asean members in the Philippines' province of Ceb

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