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Legislation sought to ensure Lankan migrant workers can vote

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Sri Lanka
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The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has called on the Government to bring legislation to ensure the right to vote for Sri Lankan migrant workers residing abroad.

The Committee regrets that despite its previous recommendation as well as the recommendation of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission and fifteen y Read More


Foreign workers urged to record work life

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Taiwan
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A Taipei-based organization that helps foreign workers called on migrant workers to use cellphones to document their work life as a means of protection.

Karen Hsu (徐瑞希), an executive with the Global Workers’ Organization, Taiwan, made the call at an organization-sponsored forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.

Representatives of Indonesian migrant workers’ g Read More


Firms hiring illegals will have assets, bank accounts frozen beginning Oct

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
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SEPANG: Companies in industrial sectors found to be employing and protecting illegal foreign workers could have their assets frozen beginning October. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the department viewed the practice as a serious offence, as the number of illegal workers in the country has been a growing concern. He said there were current laws under the depart

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Four maids to come home from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Cambodia
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Four Cambodian workers will be repatriated from Malaysia this week and next – including an 18-year-old who had been detained at the notorious Juru detention centre, which has been embroiled in allegations of torture and inmate deaths.

Two other maids arrived on Friday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sok Kha, one of the four scheduled to return, had been detain Read More


Shinhan introduces remittance services for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Republic of Korea
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Shinhan Bank has almost finished developing its foreign currency remittance service tailored for migrant workers, the bank said Monday, pledging the service will be available for more currencies later. According to the bank, the service allows migrant workers to send money home in their own currencies. After adding India's rupee in January, the service is also available for the Ph

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Situation getting worse for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment. 

The department receives complaints from migrant workers regarding the problem of not getting promised jobs, according to Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson

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China to give unified work visas to attract foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago China PR
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BEIJING: In a bid to attract skilled overseas workers, China plans reform its work visa system by combining the two current foreigner work permits into one, similar to what is being given in the most developed countries.

"The unification eliminates the replicated application hurdle and improves communication, aiming to better serve overseas talent coming to work in China," Zhang Read More


Sri Lanka : Illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar get three-month amnesty

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Sri Lanka
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Sept 08, Colombo: Ministry of Interior of Qatar has declared a three-month amnesty period for the illegally staying migrant workers to leave the country.

The amnesty is in force from 1st September to 1st December 2016. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan migrant workers, who have been living in Qatar without extending their visa, are allowed to return home dur Read More