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554 workers arrested for labour law violation in Oman

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Workers violating the labour law were arrested by the Ministry of Manpower and other authorities last week.

According to the weekly index report issued by the ministry, of 554 workers arrested between 6 and 12 November 2016, 432 were commercial sector workers, followed by 71 domestic workers and 51 agricultural sector workers.

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As at Sept 30, Malaysia had 1.85 mil legal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): The number of legally certified foreign workers in Malaysia amounted to 1.85 million as at Sept 30 this year, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In a Parliamentary written reply to Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng, the Ministry said these were the workers that hold the foreign worker permit (PLKS) issued by the Malaysia Immigration Department Read More


Zahid: Two million foreign workers hold temporary working permits

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Almost two million foreign workers are holding valid temporary working permits in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said a total of 1,854,684 foreign workers were holding the Temporary Employment Pass (PLKS) issued by the Immigration Department as of Sept this year.

"The highest number is from Indones Read More


‘64.6% of female guest workers in Jordan are domestic helpers’

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — Domestic helpers constitute 64.6 per cent of all 76,473 female guest workers in Jordan, a Sisterhood Is Global (SIGI) statement said Tuesday.

Citing Department of Statistics (DoS) figures from 2015, the institute said there are 49,470 domestic helpers in Jordan, most of whom work in Amman, Irbid, Read More


Japan quietly accepting foreign workers — just don't call it immigration

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Japan
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Send us your construction workers, your care givers, your store clerks — but for a limited time only.

That’s the message from Japan, where the number of foreign workers, though still relatively small, has nearly doubled over the past eight years, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party is considering policies to speed up arrivals.

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Urgent improvements in migrant-worker management needed

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Indonesia
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The recent fatal boat accident, which left 54 people dead, in Batam, Riau Islands, has highlighted the government’s poor management of migrant workers, a researcher has said.

International migration expert from Gadjah Mada University’s Population and Policy Study Center, Sukamdi, condemned the latest in a series of such incidents that had occurred in the past year. The Read More


Government workers get pay raise in this Gulf country

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Qatar
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Doha: Qatar will raise the salaries of government employees next year in a rare spending hike by a Gulf state at a time when low oil and gas prices are weighing on state finances.

Some Qataris’ basic salaries will double, under a law to be passed in January that was published in Al Sharq newspaper late on Sunday. Salaries for non-Qataris remain the same.

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Chaos as domestics go for medical test

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: Subsequent to the recent decision requiring domestic workers to undergo medical test each time they renew their residency, the Expatriate Workers Medical Service Center has been witness to a large number of visitors.

Many of them voiced dissatisfaction on the unprecedented anarchy and congestion saying the decision has compelled domestic workers to visit the me Read More