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Saudi families send domestic workers to Haj as reward

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa —

RIYADH — A lot of Muslim migrant workers, especially domestic labor, are keen on being employed in the Kingdom, to live near the holy cities and get a chance to perform Haj. Female domestic workers especially seize the opportunity of being in close proximity to Makkah and Madinah as well as having the financial means to support their journey.

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No Indonesian maids and drivers from 2017 in UAE

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://www.khaleejtimes.com —

As of June 2017 there will be no Indonesian domestic workers in the UAE. Indonesian government sources were quoted earlier this week by Al Hayat Arabic newspaper as saying that 700,000 domestic workers - maids and drivers - will be recalled from the Middle East.

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Experts: Screen foreign workers regularly

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Medical experts are calling for the regular screening of foreign workers to combat the rise in leprosy cases. National Leprosy Control Centre (NLCC) deputy director Dr Sa’iah Abdullah said some migrants would have contracted leprosy, but the symptoms might not be detected during medical screening because the disease had an incubation period of up to five years.

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Banks to offer customized services for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

The financial regulator announced Monday it will order banks to offer customized services for expatriates.

Services will range from providing guidelines in foreign languages to multilingual staff.

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Indonesia plans recall of 700,000 workers from Saudi Arabia | Al Bawaba

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Indonesia
http://www.albawaba.com —

Indonesia intends to recall some 700,000 workers mostly housemaids and drivers from the Kingdom within 15 months, Al-Hayat Arabic newspaper reported on Sunday quoting Indonesian government sources.

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New labour laws to secure workers’ rights in Oman

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Oman
http://timesofoman.com —

Muscat: Oman has to set up labour courts to settle worker-employer disputes exclusively, said a top official from International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

“Oman’s new labour laws are critical for protecting the rights of workers. But a law without compliance will fail to generate a productive culture for both businesses and labour,” Sha

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The unending woes of Nepal’s women workers

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Nepal
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

It came as a shock to many when two Nepali women—a 26 and 48-year-old—recently disclosed that they had been used as “sex-slaves” in Gurgaon, India.

Even more appalling was that the accused was a high-profile Saudi diplomat based in New Delhi. The duo, lured into foreign employment by a village agent with the promise of jobs as housemaids, in Saudi Arabia, w Read More


Zahid: New system to register foreign workers next month

Posted by jaypee 17 days ago Malaysia
http://www.malaysiakini.com —

The single window system to register foreign workers online next month will be able to tackle the issue of human trafficking and victimisation of foreign workers.

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