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National scene: Ministry to limit foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri said he would limit the number of foreigners working in the country to allow businesses to employ more domestic workers.

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Agents add to Nepali migrants’ expenses

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, MAR 15 - The entry of agents of the Malaysian government one after another to Nepal’s internal recruitment sector since 2013 is increasing the costs for Nepali migrant workers to find jobs in the South East Asian country.

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Saudi Arabia to immediately deport expats with expired visas – report

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Expatriates in Saudi Arabia face immediate deportation if they are caught with expired residency visas, a Saudi news site Arab News reported on Saturday.


 

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Activists claim migrant workers denied basic rights

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Some 200,000 migrant workers employed as domestic helpers in Taiwan have been denied basic labor rights, receiving low pay for exceptionally long work hours, activists have claimed.

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Indian domestic workers ‘too expensive’ for Saudis | Arab News

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Indian Consulate has not received requests to ratify contracts of domestic workers after an agreement regarding their recruitment in the Kingdom was made three months ago, an official source at the consulate said.

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Delegation to US works to upgrade Thailand's labour status

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Thailand
THAILAND has high hopes that its efforts to improve labour rights will be reflected in the next revision of the United States' "Trafficking in Persons" (TIP) report, which is due in May. Read More
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Malaysia vows to do more to protect Myanmar workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged to improve protection for migrant workers from Myanmar during talks with the country’s President Thein Sein today.

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Migrant worker protesters urge Taiwan to meet Indonesia's demands

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, March 12 (CNA) A group of activists and migrant workers protested in Taipei on Thursday, urging the government to meet Indonesian demands for better treatment of its workers in Taiwan.

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