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Qatar enacts new employment law that better protects OFWs

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Qatar
http://news.mb.com.ph —

Qatar has enacted a new employment law that would provide better protection to the more than 50,000 Filipino household service workers in the Gulf state.


According to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola, the coverage of Qatar’s new “Domestic Employment Law” has been expanded to now also cover household service workers and Read More

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Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Burma
https://www.mmtimes.com — Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.

“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI issuing stations, which are directly operated by Myanmar officials.


“We met with Myanma Read More

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Vietnam should focus on training skilled workers, reduce guest workers sent abroad

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Vietnam
http://english.vietnamnet.vn —

A report of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs  (MOLISA) says that 57,000 workers were sent abroad in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.08 percent over the same period last year. Vietnam has been targeting easy-to-please markets which don’t require high skills such as Taiwan and South Korea.


57,000 workers were sent abroad in Read More

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Gov’t Says New Visa Renewal Requirements May Be Delayed

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Cambodia
https://www.cambodiadaily.com —

The enforcement of a new regulation that would require companies to vouch for foreign employees seeking to renew their long-term visas may be postponed beyond the start of next month, pending discussions among immigration officials this week, an official said on Monday.


“For now, it’s not a work permit. It’s just a letter from a company that they are working with Read More

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24.3 million Saudi work permits issued for private sector employment in 3 years

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: The number of work permits issued to private sector employees in Saudi Arabia reached about 24.3 million in the last three years.
Professional services and engineering accounted for about 45 percent of the issued licenses.
According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, 2016 witnessed a decline in the number of licenses issued by 3 percent

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Navy apprehends 29 illegal migrant workers returning from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

Personnel of the Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) team from the Tanjung Pinang Naval Base arrested 29 undocumented migrant workers who had illegally traveled from Malaysia to Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, on a small speed boat.


Fourth Tanjung Pinang Naval Main Base (Lantamal) commander Commodore Ribut Eko Suyatno said the Navy made the arrest after receiving a tip claiming the Read More

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Expat Remittances Drop 8 Percent as Saudi Arabia Enforces Expat Fee

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Saudi Arabia
https://www.albawaba.com —

Foreign remittances of expatriate workers in the Kingdom declined eight percent or SR7.45 billion during the last seven months to reach SR82.3 billion by the end of July 2017 against SR89.75 billion during the same period last year, press reports said.


An analytical economic report published by Al-Eqtisadiah business daily on S Read More

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Saudi Shoura proposal could see residency given to illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://gulfbusiness.com —

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council will soon discuss a draft law that would allow illegal foreign workers to obtain a residency permit if they fulfil certain conditions.


The proposal by former Shoura member Dr Sadaqa Fadil will be discussed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Saudi Gazette.


It includes the formation of a committee at the Ministry of Interior Read More