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Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Thailand
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Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht (US$8) per day. That is half of Thailand’s legal minimum wage.

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Respect our laws, police warn foreign workers - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KULAIJAYA: Foreign workers at companies here have been warned to respect Malaysian laws or face stern action, said Johor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mohktar Mohd Shariff.

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Cheaper foreign workers under new Federal Government plan

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Australia
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LABOR has warned bringing in foreign workers on lower wages would reduce Australian wages.

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Tenasserim to allot land for refugees, officials say

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Burma
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Government officials of Tenasserim Division [Tanintharyi Region] claimed that refugees residing in a camp in Thailand would soon be able to return to Burma as they are scouting for land for their resettlement.

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Labour mulls migrant passes

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Thailand
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The Labour Ministry is considering granting temporary border passes to migrants to work in five provinces declared as special economic zones.

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We were scammed: workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Cambodia
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Pressure is building against a recruitment firm in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, as nearly 100 workers from different provinces travelled to the company’s offices yesterday to demand the recruiter pay back fees for jobs in Thailand that never materialised.

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Nepal creating Labour Bank for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Nepal
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A new government-owned bank exclusively for migrant workers will assist workers like Bidur Bhujel conduct business and save money.

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Migrants 'treated like bonded labour'

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago New Zealand
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Migrant workers in New Zealand are at risk of working in slavery-like conditions, a Human Rights Commission diversity forum has heard.

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