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Government Repatriates 11 Migrant Workers From China, Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Cambodia
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry has repatriated 11 Cambodian migrant workers from Malaysia and China over the past few days, including a woman who said she bore two children for a man she was forced to marry by the couple she worked for.


According to a series of statements issued by the ministry on Monday, the 11 were brought back to Cambodia between Friday and Sunday, nine of them f Read More

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Saudi King orders resolution of foreign workers’ issues - The Hindu

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered authorities to address “once and for all” the grievances of distressed foreign workers, especially Indians and the Filipinos, stranded in the Kingdom after not being paid for months.


The King, in a series of directives on Sunday, ordered the Minister of Labour and Social Development to take nece Read More

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Number of foreign workers in Jordan stands at 800,000, minister

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Jordan
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Mafraq, Aug. 8 (Petra)--Agriculture Minister Rida Khawaldeh said that the number of foreign workers in the Kingdom stands at 800,000, and highlighted the need to rectify their status to develop the Kingdom's agriculture sector.

During a tour of t

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Foreign workers still coming in despite hiring freeze

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Companies are still bringing in foreign workers despite the freeze on the hiring of foreign manpower in February this year.


The confusion on the matter is due to unclear and conflicting statements from the authorities concerned, The Star reported

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Security deposit rates for foreign workers lowered

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Brunei Darussalam
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THE government has reduced security deposit rates for bringing in foreign workers to Brunei.


The move aims to lessen the financial burden of employers as well as to support the government’s mission to create a pro-business environment and bolster the Labour Department’s efforts in improving the ease of doing business in the country.


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Firing pregnant migrant workers illegal: ministry

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor yesterday said that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.


On Monday, an Indonesian woman working as a caregiver in Taiwan, who said she was unaware of her pregnanc Read More

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1,500 migrant workers face food shortage | The Daily Star

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 1,500 Bangladeshi migrant workers at a construction firm in Saudi Arabia have been allegedly suffering from food shortages.


The company is not paying workers' wages for months. Rather, it is firing employees, a report run by BBC Bangla Service said yesterday.


“We are now getting food once a day. Some Indian companies are helping their nationals. The Bangladeshis Read More

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Ministry warns illegality of firing pregnant migrant workers | Most Viewed | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) warned Friday that it is illegal for employers to fire foreign migrant workers who are pregnant or have given birth to children during their stay in Taiwan, in response to recent calls by some employers to test workers for pregnancy prior to their employment.

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