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Fast work on labor imports

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

A task force to speed up the importation of foreign workers for public infrastructure projects will be set up despite strong opposition to bringing in labor.

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Nepal to propose labour agreement with Malaysia

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Nepal
http://english.astroawani.com —

KATHMANDU: Nepal is doing homework to propose a new labour agreement with Malaysia for the protection of rights, interests and safety of the Nepali migrant workers.

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Thousands of Chinese work without permits in Vietnam

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Vietnam
http://tuoitrenews.vn —

Of this large number, more than 2,000 are in Vung Ang Economic Zone in northern Ha Tinh Province, and over 200 others are in the southern province of Tra Vinh, statistics said.

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Qatar readying to overhaul controversial kafala

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Qatar
http://www.middle-east-online.com —

Expected reform is likely to include shifting sponsorship of foreign workers from individual employers to government, would also allow workers to seek alternative employment without permission of their sponsor after period of notification.

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Israeli diplomats' strike grounds Filipino caregivers

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Philippines
http://www.rappler.com —

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is feeling the effects of the Israeli diplomats' strike, which has caused the indefinite closure of their foreign ministry and 103 missions abroad.

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Japan’s ruling party calls for more foreign workers to boost labor force

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Japan
http://japandailypress.com —

As Japan opens its doors to more foreign workers in the country in its bid to boost economic growth, some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party called for making it easier for companies to increase the number of foreign employees.

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Officials probe origins of 200 illegal Muslims

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — MORE THAN 200 illegal Muslim migrants arrested in Songkhla earlier this month have their ethnic roots in Anatolia - the Asian region of Turkey - but it will take some more time to identify their exact nationality, Immigration Division 6 commander Thatchai Pitaneelaboot said yesterday. Read More
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CPF to cut 1,200 Myanmar workers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Burma
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The SET-listed Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) will stop hiring 1,196 Myanmar workers subcontracted to its shrimp-processing factory in Samut Sakhon's Muang district.

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