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Ire over middlemen for foreign worker visa

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has appointed middlemen in foreign countries to "process" visa applications of workers coming to Malaysia.

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Some who employ foreign workers still demand kickbacks, News, News, AsiaOne Business News

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Singapore
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THE practice has been outlawed and many have been caught, but some employers here are still collecting kickbacks from foreign workers, said migrant worker groups, employment agencies and workers.

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Spouses of foreign workers may accompany them – Musa

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: Spouses of foreign workers in the state may be allowed to accompany them if the government finds it reasonable for them to do so.

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Guaranteed wages and security of employment recommended for local domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.sundaytimes.lk —

A recent research study on protecting domestic workers in Sri Lanka has recommended a guaranteed minimum wage, decent working conditions, social security, proper registration and laws on personal safety.

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Putrajaya working hard to tackle human trafficking, says US envoy

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA, April 17 — The US ambassador here today acknowledged Putrajaya’s effort in tackling the human trafficking problem that led to Malaysia being placed on his country’s watch list on people-smuggling.

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Bangladeshis pay highest migration costs worldwide: WB

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Bangladesh
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Bangladeshi migrant workers pay the highest recruitment costs in the world, the World Bank said in a report.

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Govt plans to bring law for welfare of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago India
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New Delhi: Government is contemplating bringing a law to regulate the working conditions of domestic workers and providing them social security benefits, Lok Sabha was informed today.

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KSA to start issuing work visas to Bangladeshis from tomorrow

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will start issuing visas for Bangladeshi domestic workers from tomorrow, the KSA labour ministry made the announcement on April 13, reported Arab News.

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