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Saudi to clamp down on traffickers of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh: Saudi authorities unveiled stringent measures against human traffickers who exploit runaway and illegal domestic workers.  

Lawbreakers convicted of exploiting maidservants and domestic workers through force and intimidation will be sentenced up 15 years in prison and/or a fine of SR1 million. Read More


Maid traffickers under watch

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will cooperate with Public Security to pursue those who trade in the services of runaway domestic workers violating residency and labor laws.

All media outlets — especially social media sites — where ads offering the services of illegal housemaids appear will be monitored, said Assistant Undersecretary of the M Read More


India's remittance income dips as oil's drop hits workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago India
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Remittances to India fell for the first time in six years last year, raising concern that many families could be hit in the world's biggest recipient of money from its workers abroad.

An economic slowdown and falling oil prices in the Arabian Gulf region - the source of over half of India's remittances - are seen as major contributors to the drop in remittances.

Indians wor Read More


Kuwait to hire 20,000 Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Kuwait
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Nearly 20,000 work permits have been issued for Bangladeshis to work as domestic workers for Kuwaiti families following the announcement made by ministry of interior to allow recruitment of Bangladeshi nationals, reports daily Al-Shahed.

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Maid to measure: Saudi, Indonesia strike deal to improve conditions for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Ministry of Labor and Social Development and its Indonesian counterpart have reached an agreement for the recruitment of domestic labors, according to local media reports.

The ministry, according to the deal, will safeguard workers’ interest like keeping their identity cards and travel documents with them, as also freedom to call their families.

The agreement t Read More


Minister upholds ban on domestic worker placement in Middle East

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The ban on sending domestic workers to the Middle East will not be lifted, Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri affirmed.

In a press statement by the Public Relations Department of the Manpower Ministry, Dhakiri noted that the issue of the overseas placement of domestic workers would not be discussed during his visit to several Middle Eastern countr

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Labour shortage 'too much to bear'

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Malaysia
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THE Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (KLSCCCI) wants the Government to fully lift the suspension on recruitment of foreign workers for all sectors to ease the labour shortage.


KLSCCCI president Datuk Ter Leong Yap said many other sectors still required foreign workers as many businesses are facing operational issues caused by lab Read More


No more Indonesian domestic workers to be sent abroad?

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Indonesia
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia plans to gradually stop sending domestic migrant workers to other countries, with a full ban expected by 2019.

"The President wants that by 2018, all Indonesian migrant workers abroad are professional workers - working for companies instead of private households as maids," news reports quoted the Director for the Protection and Placement of Indone Read More