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Over one million foreign migrant workers are expected to register with Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
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Over 960,000 foreign migrant workers have registered with the Labour Ministry since April 1 and the number is expected to surpass one million as the deadline for registration ends today.

According to the Labour Employment Department, altogether 965,203 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered since April 1 until July 27th.

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Migrant workers are being ‘severely overworked’: Tsai

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Taiwan
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President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that foreign migrant workers are overworked and her government is hoping to better protect their rights.

Human rights protection is an important issue, Tsai said in a meeting with US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge, who is a senior adviser to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

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KUNA : Foreign workers shelter.. Addition to Kuwait's human rights record

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT, July 30 (KUNA) -- Due to its utter commitment to the issues of human rights, Kuwait had established the foreign workers shelter as a ...

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NHRC calls for laws to regulate duties of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Qatar
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The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has recommended the issuance of laws to regulate the work of domestic workers and protect the rights of persons with disability in Qatar.
It has also sought the adoption of regulations for protection against domestic violence, local Arabic daily Arrayah has rep

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No minimum wage plan for domestic workers, says Bahrain

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Bahrain

Bahrain will not set a minimum wage for its domestic workers due to the free-market nature of its economy, according to officials.

The change would not help the country’s labour market since it works on a demand and supply system, Labour and Social Development Ministry Labour Affairs assistant under-secretary Mohammed Al Ansari told Gulf Daily News.

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Kuwait sets minimum wage for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait has become the first Gulf Arab country to set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of domestic servants.

A notice published on the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry's website on Thursday listed the minimum salary as 60 Kuwaiti dinars ($198) a month.

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Thailand rules out new migrant worker registration deadline

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Thailand
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A senior Labour Ministry official in Thailand has said it will not extend a deadline for the registration of migrant workers that expires on July 29, a Bangkok newspaper reported on July 14.

Mr Arak Phrommanee also said a crackdown on the illegal employment of migrant workers would begin as soon as the registration period ended, the Bangkok Post reported.

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Kuwait sets $200 minimum wage for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Kuwait

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior has set a monthly minimum wage of $200 (KD60) for domestic helpers.

The decision was announced on Saturday in a bid to settle rising disputes between maids and their employers or recruitment offices, reported Kuwait Times.

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