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New conditions for foreign workers' factory-converted dormitories

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Staring next year, all operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) will have to meet four new conditions when seeking approval to use their industrial premises to house foreign workers, announced the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

In a press release on Wednesday (Aug 24), MOM said the new rules follow consultations with industry stakeholders and calls earlier this mo Read More


New Domestic Workers Law to remedy legislation 'loopholes'

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY: Acting Director General for Residency Affairs Brigadier Abdullah Rashid Al-Hajiri has affirmed that Domestic Workers Law No. 68/2015 and the executive regulations issued as per ministerial decree No. 2194/2016 aim to remedy the legislation vacuum and loopholes, as well as to organize relations between the four concerned parties - Interior Ministry which is represented by the

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Indonesia asks for wage hike for migrant workers in Taiwan

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta, Aug. 22 (CNA) Indonesia wants to revise a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to bring wages for its nationals working on fishing boats and as domestic helpers in line with Taiwan's minimum wage, a high-rank Indonesian official said Monday.

The plan to seek a revision to the 2011 Taiwan-Indonesia MOU on recruiting, settling and protecting workers was brought

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Stranded workers in Saudi Arabia plead for help as economy falters | Middle East Eye

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Workers at a construction company in Saudi Arabia have issued an urgent plea for help, saying they are trapped and facing starvation because their employer is refusing to pay salaries or grant them permission to leave the country.

Foreign staff at building firm United Seemac told MEE the company's 500-plus Read More


MAICCI wants Govt to review foreign worker policy

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) wants the Government to review the policy on foreign workers.


Its president Tan Sri K. Kenneth Eswaran (pic) said the current policy has made it difficult for employers to hire workers qualified for jobs they want filled.

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434 illegal workers, restaurant owner arrested

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A total of 434 illegal workers as well as with the owner of a popular restaurant were arrested in an operation on Friday night.


Personnel from various enforcement agencies, including Kuala Lumpur police and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), were mobilised at various strategic areas in the city, including at key locations in Jalan Alor, Jalan Cangkat an Read More


Illegal foreign workers face immediate deportation: Manpower minister

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has asserted that illegal foreign workers and foreign workers who violate labor rules will be immediately deported from Indonesian territory.

    Hanif asked people to report to the local manpower offices should they find illegal foreign workers or those who are violating the rules. Further action includes sending copies of the repo Read More


Philippines minister in Saudi Arabia over stranded workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Filipino and Saudi officials are working together to help thousands of stranded workers under a directive from King Salman, a diplomat said Wednesday as the Philippines labor secretary visited.

The roughly 11,000 Filipinos are among tens of thousands of workers affected by financial troubles at the kingdom's major construction firms.

"Their salaries have not been p Read More