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Myanmar Supends Work Permits for Maids Going to Singapore

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Burma
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Yangon. Myanmar has temporarily banned its women from working as maids in Singapore due to concerns over abuse and exploitation, an employment body in Yangon said on Saturday.

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Govt to create jobs for 4.4m Myanmar migrants in Thailand, Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Burma
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So, the Myanmar government plans to create job opportunities for these people in local areas. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint made this remark in parliament at Nay Pyi Taw on Friday.

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Children of migrant detainees not mistreated: Thailand

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Thailand
http://www.channelnewsasia.com — In an interview with Channel NewsAsia on Friday (Sep 12), Thai authorities rejected claims made by an international human rights group that it is mistreating thousands of children being held in immigration detention centres across the country. Read More
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Saudi labor ministry eases rules on sponsorship transfer –report

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Newly recruited overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia may soon have an easier time looking for another sponsor but under certain circumstances, a Saudi news site reported Wednesday.

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OFWs in South Korea looking at possible wage hike

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Republic of Korea
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South Korea's wage council has approved a 7.1-percent minimum wage increase that will be implemented next year and is expected to benefit over 35,000 Filipino workers once the Korean Minister of Employment and Labor approves it.

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Migrant schooling cuts upset

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Thailand
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A government plan to cut state educational support to migrant workers' children has drawn opposition from a non-government organisation.

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A long wait for compensation

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Among nearly 200 migrant workers abandoned in Thailand by an employment agency last month, only a handful have received compensation and, despite filing a complaint with authorities, have heard nothing from officials.

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Meet held on Lao migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Thailand
Laotian and Thai authorities have held talks this week on regulating Lao migrant workers in the Kingdom, a senior Laotian government official has said. Read More