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Thai NGOs Call for Improved Social Benefits for Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Thailand
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

Burmese migrants and NGOs supporting migrants in Thailand have called on the Thai government to reform its social security system so that legally registered Burmese, Laotian and Cambodia workers in the country can gain long-term benefits from the system.

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New Report Uncovers Worker Wage Theft in Thai Apparel Industry

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Thailand
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Migrant workers in Thailand’s apparel sector are supposed to earn a minimum wage, but a new study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar revealed that those workers are making roughly half of what they are owed.

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Non-Saudi wives to get permanent residence permits –report

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Filipinas who married Saudi citizens may be among the foreign nationals who stand to benefit from a policy to grant permanent residency to foreign wives, widows and divorcees of Saudi nationals, a Saudi news site reported Friday.

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Gov’t announces new labour migration roadmap

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Commemorating International Migrants Day yesterday, the government launched its second Labour Migration Policy, outlining new targets to regulate the Kingdom’s migrant workforce, while also noting that more than a third of its first such plan didn’t accomplish much.

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POEA warns recruitment agencies vs. placement fees for NZ

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration over the weekend warned recruitment agencies against charging placement fees from overseas Filipino workers bound for New Zealand.

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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

The number of foreign workers has increased significantly since the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) began to ease restrictions on new hires in the manufacturing sector three years ago.

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ASEAN labouring under outdated migration policies | East Asia Forum

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Burma
http://www.eastasiaforum.org —

By the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to establish a single market and production base in the region. With an ASEAN overall workforce of more than 300 million people, the AEC will have strong implications in terms of labour migration and human resource development. By promoting efficiency gains and structural transformation, the AEC will shift the demand for l

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New 7,900 bed foreign worker dormitory to be built in Jurong East

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - Listed construction firm Lian Beng Group is teaming up with listed dormitory provider Centurion Corp to build a 7,900 bed dormitory for foreign workers in Jurong East, not far from major industrial plants on Jurong Island.

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