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MyEG gets six-month extension from Home Ministry for illegal foreign worker repatriation programme

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: MyEG Services Bhd has been granted a six-month extension by the Home Ministry for the voluntary repatriation of illegal foreign workers programme.


The group said that it had received a letter dated December 20, 2017 from the Home Ministry in relation to the extension of the programme, which was initially scheduled to expire on December 31.


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Migrant workers to march for better labor rights on Sunday

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Hundreds of migrant workers will take to the streets in Taipei on Sunday to call for better labor rights and the right to participate in the formation of policies that affect migrant workers, the organizer said Friday.

"The theme of this rally is 'Recognizing Non-Citizens.' We hope that Taiwanese society will recognize the lack of political rights of these

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​Labour Ministry urged to implement ‘clear standards’ for expulsion of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A legal aid organisation based in Amman has urged the Ministry of Labour to implement “clear standards and mechanisms” for the expulsion of migrant workers after the arrest of 10,408 foreign labourers and the deportation of 6,558 of them over the past year, according to statistics issued by the ministry. 

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More time needed to verify migrant workers’ nationalities

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo sought Cabinet approval on Wednesday to extend by three months a March 31 deadline for verifying the nationalities of the 900,000 foreign migrant labourers in Thailand.



Adul said he would personally inspect the verification process to ensure it was being handled smoothly and fast, but he noted that the ministry still needed more equipment, Read More

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Prayut to use powers under Article 44 to extend migrant worker registration until June

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Thailand
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The government acknowledged more than 900,000 migrant workers had not yet completed their registration process to work legally in Thailand, said spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. The Labour Ministry said earlier that nearly 2 million migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia needed to be registered before being allowed to work in Thailand. That figure is made up of 1.2 mil

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Multilingual guide to go online in Taiwan to help migrant workers understand employment transfer contracts

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a statement released by the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency on Thursday, the department will release an online guide on Monday in order to help foreign workers understand their employment transfer contracts better as the guide will be made available in five different languages namely English, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai a

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Taiwan’s MOL to launch 5-language online inquiry section for migrant workers seeking to change employers

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Many migrant workers in Taiwan have trouble reading Chinese information when they need to know about how to change employers, what job openings are available, and how cases have been handled. They will have no more trouble because the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will soon launch an online inquiry section for migrant workers who need to change employers. &

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Cambodia sends domestic workers to Hong Kong to plug gap after abuse scandals

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Cambodia
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Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia.


But high-profile cases of abuse and forced labour have seized global headlines in recent years and threatened to stem the tide of migrant helpers.


Hong Kong has turned to Cambodia, one of Asia’s poorest countries where the average monthly wage is around US$10 Read More