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Korea to accept 56,000 foreign workers in 2018

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreaherald.com —

The South Korean government said Friday that it will accept 56,000 foreign workers on the low-skilled work scheme next year, the same number as this year, as part of its efforts to tackle the labor shortage in the manufacturing sector.

The committee in charge of managing the foreign labor force also unveiled plans to improve the working and living conditions of migrant workers

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Sri Lanka : No taxes imposed on migrant workers in 2018 budget, Foreign Employment Minister assures

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.colombopage.com —

Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala stressed that 2018 budget has not imposed any tax on migrant workers and the reports to that taxes will be imposed on their income are false.

She said that the people are being misled by presenting such false facts and it should be mentioned that the government Read More


Migrant workers make 64% of Korean workers' pay

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Republic of Korea
http://m.koreatimes.co.kr —

Migrant workers are paid 64 percent that of Koreans ― which is the greatest pay gap between the two groups among OECD member states, according to a report.

The report released by the Bank of Korea showed that putting domestic workers’ pay at 100, migrant workers are paid 64 in Korea. The OECD average was 87.

This is attributed to labor policies which have mostly

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Myanmar Seeks Agreements With Southeast Asian Countries to Send Maids Abroad

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Burma
http://www.rfa.org —

Myanmar’s Labor Ministry is seeking labor migration agreements with the governments of other Southeast Asian countries and territories to send women there to work legally as maids, a government labor official said Monday.

Government officials are hoping that labor migration will boost Myanmar’s developing economy by providing employment for impoverished citizens and in Read More


13,000 undocumented foreign workers caught in South Korea this year

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.scmp.com —

South Korea’s justice ministry has caught 13,255 undocumented foreign workers and 2,549 Koreans who hired them this year.

They were apprehended in two joint intensive crackdowns on undocumented foreign workers and their employees, held March 6-May 15 and September 4-November 17. The crackdowns were conducted with 658 officials from Read More


Over 155,000 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in 5 months

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Burma
http://www.mizzima.com —

A total of 155,169 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand in the past five months, according to a release of Myanmar's Home Ministry Monday. 

The migrant workers, who returned during the period between June 29 and Dec. 3, include 66,980 women workers. 

Undocumented Myanmar migrant workers have been returning home since the end of June alth Read More


Rest home care at risk from changes to migrant workers' visa rules - Salvation Army

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

housands of elderly New Zealanders could be stranded without rest home care if changes aren't made to expand the workforce, according to a new report on migrant workers.

Auckland has been singled out as a specific risk, with 87 per cent of recently-hired health care assistants at three major rest homes in the region being migrants, many of whom f Read More


5,000 foreign workers to serve as volunteer ambassadors for migrant welfare group by 2020

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - In August, construction worker Govindasami Venkatesan, 25, found out that his dormitory roommate's employer owed him $9,800 - or three months' salary, including overtime.

The roommate, whom he knew as Kumar, was the sole breadwinner in his family and was worried about how he was going to take care of his parents in Tamil Nadu, in India, without the money.

"But h Read More