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Lawmakers Push for Legal Protection for Burmese Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Burma
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RANGOON — Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday discussed a proposal urging the government to enact legal protection against labor exploitation and abuse of Burmese migrant workers in foreign countries.

The proposal was submitted by the ruling National League for Democracy party lawmaker U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Magwe Division’s Sidoktaya Township. He said past Read More


Bangladeshi workers protest in Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Kuwait
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Around 100 Bangladeshi workers hired by a Kuwaiti company to guard supermarkets and various stores in the country staged a sit-in protest yesterday at the Bangladesh Embassy. The company the workers were working for has failed to provide them with residency permits 11 months after employing them.

Furthermore, in an echo of the situation across the border in Saudi Arabia, the forei Read More


Govt steps up efforts to protect migrant workers - National - The Jakarta Post

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Indonesia
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The government has developed centers in border areas to better help the documentation of Indonesian people seeking jobs abroad and to empower migrant workers who have become trapped in illegal employment in neighboring countries, an official has said.

"The center in Nunukan has assisted hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers employed illegally in Tawau so that they can obtain Read More


No problems for Cambodians returning after voter registration

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Cambodia
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Cambodians working legally in Thailand who hold a passport will have no trouble re-entering the country if they want to go hom to register to vote in local elections next year, permanent secretary for labour Puntrik Samiti said on Wednesday. ML Puntrik was responding to call by Cambodian MP Mu Sochua, a former minister for women's affairs, for the estimated 1.1 mi

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Assam govt proposes to revise minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago India
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Guwahati, Sept 27 () The Assam government today said it has proposed to revise the minimum wages payable to workers engaged as domestic help.

"The state government after consultation with the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for the employment of domestic workers has recently made a draft proposal for revising the minimum rates of wages," an official release said.

As per th Read More


Almost half of Nepalese domestic workers are underpaid and do not receive holidays - survey

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Nepal
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Only around half of Nepalese domestic workers are paid the legal minimum and granted their legally entitled holidays, a survey conducted by the Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers has found.

The Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (UNDW) surveyed 106 Nepalese domestic workers between mid-July and late September. They found that 44.8 per cent Read More


Japan grows more open to foreign workers as population declines

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Japan
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Two aides to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the nation is planning to bring in more overseas workers to bolster the shrinking labor force.

Masahiko Shibayama, a lawmaker in Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party who serves as a special adviser to the prime minister, said in an interview in Singapore last week that policies under consideration may result in a doubling of foreig Read More


Saudi police arrest 191 illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh: The Saudi police rounded up dozens of expatriates in the city of Mecca, during a crackdown on foreigners overstaying their visas.

The police squads raided several flats in a district in the holy city and arrested 191 men and women who were found in breach of the law on residence and labour.

Led by Lieutenant-Colonel Saad Al-Thubaiti, the Read More