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Qatar reassures India over labor reforms - Kuwait Times | Kuwait Times

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Qatar has reassured India that labor reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concerns of abuses during a weekend visit to the Gulf state, a statement said yesterday. Qatar is home to 630,000 Indian nationals, the single largest group of migrants in the country of 2 million. Many work in low paid

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Government draws up plan to help domestic workers fetch better wages

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Indian domestic workers may soon head for the United Kingdom or West Asia courtesy of the central government, which has drawn up a plan to provide skill development as well as facilitate overseas placement of the vast and largely unorganised workforce of maids, cooks and babysitters, among others.

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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Qatar
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Doha, Qatar — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

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Foreign workers leaving Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are quitting, packing up and leaving the country.

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Minister upholds ban on domestic worker placement in Middle East

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The ban on sending domestic workers to the Middle East will not be lifted, Manpower Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri affirmed.

In a press statement by the Public Relations Department of the Manpower Ministry, Dhakiri noted that the issue of the overseas placement of domestic workers would not be discussed during his visit to several Middle Eastern countr

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Maid to measure: Saudi, Indonesia strike deal to improve conditions for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Ministry of Labor and Social Development and its Indonesian counterpart have reached an agreement for the recruitment of domestic labors, according to local media reports.

The ministry, according to the deal, will safeguard workers’ interest like keeping their identity cards and travel documents with them, as also freedom to call their families.


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Kuwait to hire 20,000 Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Kuwait
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Nearly 20,000 work permits have been issued for Bangladeshis to work as domestic workers for Kuwaiti families following the announcement made by ministry of interior to allow recruitment of Bangladeshi nationals, reports daily Al-Shahed.

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India's remittance income dips as oil's drop hits workers

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago India
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Remittances to India fell for the first time in six years last year, raising concern that many families could be hit in the world's biggest recipient of money from its workers abroad.


An economic slowdown and falling oil prices in the Arabian Gulf region - the source of over half of India's remittances - are seen as major contributors to the drop in remittances.


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