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DOLE: Job opportunities abroad available for OFWs repatriated from Libya, Yemen

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino workers repatriated fron Libya and Yemen can be redeployed to several prospective host countries in need of their skills, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said.

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Suspected Uighurs must remain in detention, court rules

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
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A family of suspected Uighur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tussle between China and Turkey must remain in detention until their true nationalities are proven, Bangkok South Criminal Court ruled on Friday.

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Thailand Promises to Fight Forced Labor Practices

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
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The leader of Thailand's junta has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after the Associated Press published a report highlighting that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.

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Mercy flights for stranded Thais | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Thailand
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Twenty-one Thai fishermen will be repatriated Friday thanks to cooperation between Thailand and Indonesia to help those left abandoned there.

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Thailand toughens trafficking law with death penalty, steep fines

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Thailand
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Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in cases where their victims had died.

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Pinoy helpers in UAE face vacation trip delay over exit clearance

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Filipina household helpers in the United Arab Emirates who want to go home for the Holy Week and summer (dry season) may face long delays in getting clearances at the Philippine embassy in Abu Dhabi, a UAE news site reported Thursday.

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South Korea opens door to 4,600 more OFWs

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Philippines
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Close to 5,000 Filipino workers are allowed to work in South Korea’s manufacturing sector this year under the Employment Permit System (EPS), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.



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Government changes plan on IDs for migrant workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Thailand
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Migrant workers in Thailand have been given an unexpected grace period, the deputy labour minister announced yesterday. Speaking at a press conference, U Htin Aung said the estimated 645,000 Myanmar workers in Thailand would be able to retain the so-called pink card that entitles them to work for an extra year.

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