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Japan to open its doors wider to foreigners

Posted by jacobo 140 days ago Japan
http://www.todayonline.com —

TOKYO — Japan aims to reverse a decline in the country’s foreign population in recent years, and its minister in charge of foreign labour predicts that annual growth will rise from the pre-financial crisis average of about 50,000 to 80,000 or even 100,000.

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HK Labor Department probes abuse of Filipino migrant worker

Posted by jacobo 158 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.rappler.com —

HONG KONG – In a rare move, the Department of Labor in Hong Kong is reportedly set to prosecute the employer of a Filipina domestic worker who has sought help for alleged abuse.

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Maid to Pay: Exploiting Asia’s Domestic Workers

Posted by jacobo 154 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://thediplomat.com —

Although physical abuse dominates headlines, it is not the only issue domestic workers encounter.

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SAR ticks boxes

Posted by jacobo 162 days ago Macau SAR
http://macaubusinessdaily.com —

The Macau Government says it has achieved “considerable” results in implementing UN recommendations.

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Several Foreign Models Arrested in China, Police Cracking Down on Illegal Workers

Posted by jacobo 162 days ago China PR
http://www.fashiontimes.com —

More than 60 models in China were taken into custody by Chinese officials on Thursday for working in the country illegally under tourist visas.

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No urban life in sight for many of China's migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 156 days ago China PR
http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com —

In February and March, the Shanghai government leveled dozens of acres of two- and three-story slums just south of the city's historic Bund district. The shantytown, a few hundred meters from the Huangpu river that divides the metropolis, was home to some local Shanghainese, but the cheap rents pulled in thousands of migrant workers hailing from across China

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Migrants to China on the increase, report shows

Posted by jaypee 155 days ago China PR
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn —

China is working closely with the international community to deal with challenges posed by changing migration patterns, including an increase in the number of people heading to the country.

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No evidence that foreign workers cause low pay: MOL

Posted by jaypee 155 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI --- Officials from the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Monday dismissed a media report that linked a lack of growth in wages to the increasing use of cheap labor used in Taiwanese manufacturing by employing foreign migrant workers.

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