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Migrant schools face closure amid funding plunge

Posted by charlon 13 days ago Burma
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"Schools at the Thai-Burma border that cater for migrant children are facing severe operational struggles as funding from international donors falls, according to the Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee (BMWEC)."

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Industry warned on labour

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
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The labour shortage in the industrial sector is expected to be more severe over the next few years as many businesses are still labour-intensive, while the Thai education system has failed to produce skilled...

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Government defends its anti-human trafficking record

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Thailand
THE FOREIGN Ministry yesterday expressed its disappointment over a recent report from the London-based Environment Justice Foundation (EJF), which said Bangkok's efforts to combat human trafficking were "wholly inadequate". Read More
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Qatar to introduce pay reform for migrant workers

Posted by charlon 14 days ago Qatar
http://www.aljazeera.com —

"Qatar is set to introduce a major labour law reform to ensure thousands of workers building venues for the 2022 World Cup are paid on time, after complaints by rights groups.The announcement by Qatari government on Thursday comes before the international spotlight is bound to fall on Qatar again as FIFA officials visit Doha early next week to finalise a date for the tournament"

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From fishing to sex work, trafficked people badly abused, major study finds

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Thailand
http://in.reuters.com —

From dog attacks, strangulation and rape, to injured fishermen being thrown overboard and left to drown, trafficked people can suffer extreme violence and severe health problems no matter where they end up working, researchers have found.

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Indonesia should protect its overseas workers, not ban them ucanews.com

Posted by charlon 15 days ago Indonesia
http://www.ucanews.com —

Activists in Indonesia have slammed President Joko Widodo’s proposal to stop sending domestic workers overseas, saying the government should instead focus on protecting Indonesian workers rather than restricting their rights.

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Malaysian employers of foreign workers can renew permits online soon

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA - Employers of foreign workers, who have to renew their temporary work permits over the counter due to "six special cases", can do it online soon.

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Jokowi’s ban on migrant workers unconstitutional: NGO

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s planned ban on the dispatch of Indonesian migrant workers would be a big ‘setback’ for the country’s efforts to create decent work for its citizens, no matter where and under what conditions, and violates the Constitution, an NGO concerned about migrant-worker protection has said.

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