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300 from Rajasthan among 3,500 held in Kuwait for visa fraud

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

JAIPUR: Police arrested nearly 300 residents of Wagad region, consisting of Banswara and Dungarpur districts in Rajasthan for alleged violation of employment visa norms in Kuwait in a massive drive three days ago.

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New centre for domestic workers to air grievances

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Singapore
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Domestic workers with employment-related grievances or hardship will have a new centre specifically for them to turn to by the end of the month.

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MoL to hold talks with recruitment agencies

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

JEDDAH: Deputy Minister of Labor Ahmed Al-Humaidan will meet with owners of licensed recruitment offices on Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to discuss ongoing recruitment issues.

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Hard labour, few rewards for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

He makes less than US$1000 ($1460) a month in a city where apartments can cost more than US$1 million, but even so the Chinese Government is pinning its improbable hopes for a property revival on the likes of Liu Jun.

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‘Pay Hong Kong domestic helpers more’: worker doing housework for 10 employees a month still total only $8,000

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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About 70 per cent of local domestic helpers earn no more than HK$6,240 a month, less than half the median monthly wage, a survey shows.

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NTUC to launch Centre for Domestic Employees at end-January - Channel NewsAsia

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) will be launching a new help centre to "assist all needy or aggrieved domestic workers, whether local or foreign" at the end of January.

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Fomema: Three out of 100 foreign workers suffer from infectious diseases

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: The influx of foreign immigrants has not only resulted in adverse socio-economic impact on Malaysia but has also affected national health and security.


Data gathered by the Foreign Workers' Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) revealed that three out of 100 foreign workers who underwent health screening suffered from dangerous diseases such Read More

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Bangladesh can now send male workers to Saudi Arabia: Secretary

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Bangladesh
http://bdnews24.com — Saudi Arabia has lifted its “informal restriction” on Bangladesh, allowing the country to now send male workers there, the expatriates welfare and overseas employment secretary has said. Read More