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Taiwan's treatment of foreign workers criticized in US report

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Taiwan
http://www.wantchinatimes.com —

In addition to continued concerns over official corruption in Taiwan, the exploitation of migrant laborers last year ranked among the US State Department's top criticisms of Taiwan, according to its 2013 human rights report released Thursday in Washington.

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Hong Kong to strengthen maid agency regulation

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

HONG KONG - Hong Kong on Friday vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

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More jobs in Japan seen for Filipinos

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Japan
http://www.philstar.com —

Tokyo, Japan – Filipinos are poised to secure more employment opportunities in the world’s third largest economy as the backlog for laborers in Japan would likely result in the relaxation of hiring and entry requirements.

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Regulations for foreign residents over age 20 to be relaxed

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI -- In a major development for foreign families living in Taiwan, the government plans to do away with the long-standing system that leaves even foreign nationals born and raised in the country unable to legally reside after age 20.

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Fears over foreign-workers plan

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Local wages will be suppressed if a mass importation of workers takes place, a unionist warned.

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Fast work on labor imports

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

A task force to speed up the importation of foreign workers for public infrastructure projects will be set up despite strong opposition to bringing in labor.

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Japan’s ruling party calls for more foreign workers to boost labor force

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Japan
http://japandailypress.com —

As Japan opens its doors to more foreign workers in the country in its bid to boost economic growth, some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party called for making it easier for companies to increase the number of foreign employees.

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New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

The time taken for contractors to get the nod to import workers will be shortened to six months under a new government initiative that has won both business and labour representatives' support.

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