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Activists claim migrant workers denied basic rights

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Some 200,000 migrant workers employed as domestic helpers in Taiwan have been denied basic labor rights, receiving low pay for exceptionally long work hours, activists have claimed.

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Indian domestic workers ‘too expensive’ for Saudis | Arab News

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

Indian Consulate has not received requests to ratify contracts of domestic workers after an agreement regarding their recruitment in the Kingdom was made three months ago, an official source at the consulate said.

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Migrant worker protesters urge Taiwan to meet Indonesia's demands

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

Taipei, March 12 (CNA) A group of activists and migrant workers protested in Taipei on Thursday, urging the government to meet Indonesian demands for better treatment of its workers in Taiwan.

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Almost half of foreign workers infected with TB, say doctors

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: With almost half of foreign workers failing their medical tests found to be infected with the highly contagious tuberculosis (TB), doctors are raising the alarm over the presence of some three million to six million illegals here.

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Saudi deploys 1,200 officers for raids on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabianbusiness.com —

Twelve hundred police officers have been deployed to arrest illegal workers in the west of Saudi Arabia, it was reported on Wednesday.

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Thai countdown for migrants

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Thailand
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand have been given until June 30 to obtain new work permits from Thai authorities or face deportation.

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Bangladeshi Customs deports 136 Rohingya migrants

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Bangladesh
http://customstoday.com.pk —

DHAKA: Bangladeshi customs deported 136 Rohingya migrants, including women and children, who had illegally crossed from neighboring Myanmar.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 1,000 on first day of new expat crackdown

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabianbusiness.com —

More than 1,000 alleged illegal expats were arrested in Saudi Arabia on Monday during the first day of a new campaign, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

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