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Shinhan introduces remittance services for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

Shinhan Bank has almost finished developing its foreign currency remittance service tailored for migrant workers, the bank said Monday, pledging the service will be available for more currencies later. According to the bank, the service allows migrant workers to send money home in their own currencies. After adding India's rupee in January, the service is also available for the Ph

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Situation getting worse for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Nepal
http://www.myrepublica.com —

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment. 

The department receives complaints from migrant workers regarding the problem of not getting promised jobs, according to Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson

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China to give unified work visas to attract foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago China PR
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com —

BEIJING: In a bid to attract skilled overseas workers, China plans reform its work visa system by combining the two current foreigner work permits into one, similar to what is being given in the most developed countries.


"The unification eliminates the replicated application hurdle and improves communication, aiming to better serve overseas talent coming to work in China," Zhang Read More

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Sri Lanka : Illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar get three-month amnesty

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.colombopage.com —


Sept 08, Colombo: Ministry of Interior of Qatar has declared a three-month amnesty period for the illegally staying migrant workers to leave the country.


The amnesty is in force from 1st September to 1st December 2016. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan migrant workers, who have been living in Qatar without extending their visa, are allowed to return home dur Read More

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Offer subsidised tests to foreign workers too, says advocacy group

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

A non-profit group that helps migrant workers has called for subsidised Zika testing to be offered to foreign workers too.


Transient Workers Count Too made the appeal yesterday, with its treasurer, Mr Alex Au, noting that the cost of the test may deter foreign workers from going for checks.


While Singaporeans and permanent residents with Zika symptoms can test for the virus Read More

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National scene: Special IDs for Indonesian maids in S’pore

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore has launched an identity card for Indonesian citizens working as domestic staff in the neighboring country.

The Indonesia-Singapore Worker Card (KPIS) will function not only as an identity card for Indonesian domestic helpers working in Singapore but also as an information medium for them about various training programs in which they might be

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Stay limits eyed to cut expats - Kuwait seeks demographic balance

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Kuwait
http://www.arabtimesonline.com —

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 5: The State Ministry for Planning and Development Affairs has prepared a strategy to address the lopsided population structure issue through the medium-term development plan for fiscals 2015/2016 to 2020/2019 with demographics as the focus in the field of human development, says Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for P

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No more window cleaning: domestic workers to march in Hong Kong after helpers die in falls from high-rises

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Domestic workers in Hong Kong will take to the streets on Sunday to call for a ban on cleaning windows, following several deaths of helpers who fell from high-rise buildings. They are also demanding a pay rise, a limit on their working hours and a clear definition of “suitable accommodation”.


Some 400 to 500 people were expe Read More