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Assam govt proposes to revise minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago India
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Guwahati, Sept 27 () The Assam government today said it has proposed to revise the minimum wages payable to workers engaged as domestic help.

"The state government after consultation with the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for the employment of domestic workers has recently made a draft proposal for revising the minimum rates of wages," an official release said.

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No problems for Cambodians returning after voter registration

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Cambodia
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Cambodians working legally in Thailand who hold a passport will have no trouble re-entering the country if they want to go hom to register to vote in local elections next year, permanent secretary for labour Puntrik Samiti said on Wednesday. ML Puntrik was responding to call by Cambodian MP Mu Sochua, a former minister for women's affairs, for the estimated 1.1 mi

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Govt steps up efforts to protect migrant workers - National - The Jakarta Post

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Indonesia
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The government has developed centers in border areas to better help the documentation of Indonesian people seeking jobs abroad and to empower migrant workers who have become trapped in illegal employment in neighboring countries, an official has said.

"The center in Nunukan has assisted hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers employed illegally in Tawau so that they can obtain Read More


Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Kuwait
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Around 100 Bangladeshi workers hired by a Kuwaiti company to guard supermarkets and various stores in the country staged a sit-in protest yesterday at the Bangladesh Embassy. The company the workers were working for has failed to provide them with residency permits 11 months after employing them.

Furthermore, in an echo of the situation across the border in Saudi Arabia, the forei Read More


Lawmakers Push for Legal Protection for Burmese Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Burma
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RANGOON — Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday discussed a proposal urging the government to enact legal protection against labor exploitation and abuse of Burmese migrant workers in foreign countries.

The proposal was submitted by the ruling National League for Democracy party lawmaker U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Magwe Division’s Sidoktaya Township. He said past Read More


More maids, foreign family members of citizens, in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Singapore
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Ms Carsih Carman Taja, 29, started working here two weeks ago to take care of her employer's ailing 82-year-old father, a stroke patient.

"I look after Ah Gong, change his diapers and help him with his physio," said the Indonesian of her duties, which she describes as difficult but rewarding.

She represents a growing number of non-residents in Singapore, which saw an increa Read More


Indian domestic workers demand fair wages, days off and a cup of coffee

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago India
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CHENNAI, India, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For as long as she can remember, R Meenakshi has been waking up at dawn to wash dishes, sweep floors and scrub clothes, earning 2,000 rupees ($30) a month.

"I am 65 and it might be too late, but I want more respect for the work I have done all my life," Meenakshi told a public hearing organised by two labour rights groups in t Read More


PH, China to discuss legitimization of Filipino domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Macau SAR
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In response to the situation of up to 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers working illegally in China, a high representative from the Philippine government is set to discuss with mainland authorities the legitimization of these overseas workers.
The Macau and Hong Kong SARs long ago legalized such workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries. In Macau, according to the F

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