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Indonesia investigates forced labour allegations

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Indonesia
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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s national rights commission said today it was investigating allegations that hundreds of people, mostly from Myanmar, are forced to work on fishing boats with little or no pay.

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Work visas for Bangladeshis from April 20

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Kingdom will start issuing visas for Bangladeshi domestic workers beginning April 20, the Ministry of Labor announced on Monday.

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Singapore is keeping an eye on its migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Singapore
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At Singapore's largest dormitory for foreign workers, Lovlu Mia is cooking chapatis over a hot flame in a giant kitchen.

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ASEAN leaders push for greater regional labour mobility

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: More engineers and architects in Southeast Asia have registered with professional bodies in the region to have their qualifications recognised. According to the ASEAN Secretariat, there's a “steady increase” of these registered professionals who have started working in other ASEAN countries.

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Ire over middlemen for foreign worker visa

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has appointed middlemen in foreign countries to "process" visa applications of workers coming to Malaysia.

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Some who employ foreign workers still demand kickbacks, News, News, AsiaOne Business News

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Singapore
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THE practice has been outlawed and many have been caught, but some employers here are still collecting kickbacks from foreign workers, said migrant worker groups, employment agencies and workers.

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Visas for Bangladeshi maids from Monday

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — The Ministry of Labor will start issuing visas for Bangladeshi domestic workers from Monday, April 20 (Rajab 1), according to ministry sources.

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More than 75% women, children engaged in home-based work: Qurat-ul-Ain

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Pakistan
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HYDERABAD – Incharge Psychologist of Women Complaint Cell of Sindh Women Development Department Syeda Qurat-ul-Ain said that more than 75 per cent women and children are engaged with informal sector of the economy.

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