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Govt urged to make plans for 5,000 OFWs in danger on Saudi-Yemen border

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Philippines
http://www.interaksyon.com —

MANILA, Philippines -- Migrant workers’ rights advocates urged government on Friday to immediately draw up a plan to protect an estimated 5,000 Filipinos in danger from worsening bombings and artillery exchanges along the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Time to rethink foreign worker levies, say struggling SMEs

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Singapore
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Policymakers should consider changing current foreign worker levies to help firms cope with slower growth, according to a position paper by the Singapore Business Federation.

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NRNA to conduct survey on issues of Nepali migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 7, 2016- National Coordination Council of Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) based in Saudi Arabia has decided to conduct a survey about the employment condition of Nepali migrant workers in the country and other Middle East countries.
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New centre for domestic workers to air grievances

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Singapore
http://news.asiaone.com —

Domestic workers with employment-related grievances or hardship will have a new centre specifically for them to turn to by the end of the month.

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MoL to hold talks with recruitment agencies

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

JEDDAH: Deputy Minister of Labor Ahmed Al-Humaidan will meet with owners of licensed recruitment offices on Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to discuss ongoing recruitment issues.

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NGO steps in to ensure proper meals for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com — TODAY reports: After reading about poorly-catered meals for foreign workers in Singapore, non-governmental organisation Base of Pyramid Hub decided to take action. It is working to supply fortified rice to low-wage labourers.
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96% of runaway girls are Saudis

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

MAKKAH: A recent survey conducted in the Makkah region found that 96.3 percent of girls who ran away from their families are Saudis, while 3.7 percent are non-Saudi. The study showed 51.9 percent are female university students, 36.4 percent high school students, and 11.7 percent middle school students.

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UAE lifts six-month ban on workers who opt out of contracts

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

The United Arab Emirates has lifted the six-month ban on foreign workers' who opt out of their contracts before they expire, a move welcomed by the Department of Labor and Employment.


Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told GMA News Online that the lifting of the ban was favorable to Filipino migrants as it would help those in unfavorable conditions find new employment immediately. Read More