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No legal protection for domestic workers, unnatural death high

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Bangladesh
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Lack of legal protection has left domestic workers in the country vulnerable to abuse by their employers, most of which remain undocumented and, in many cases, result in their untimely death.

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UAE Slams Human Rights Watch Report On Domestic Worker Abuse - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE has dismissed a recent report by Human Rights Watch about the abuse of foreign domestic workers in the country saying that it has “drawn sweeping conclusions based on a small, unrepresentative sample.”

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UAE committed to protecting rights of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (Khaleej Times): The UAE on Thursday responded to a recent statement issued by Human Rights Watch about the treatment of foreign domestic workers in the country by saying that the organisation had “drawn sweeping conclusions based on a small, unrepresentative sample”.

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Changes next year allow foreign would-be spouses to start applying for long-term visit passes before marriage

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Singaporeans and their would-be foreign spouses will from January next year, be able to start the process of applying for the spouses' Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) before they tie the knot, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Friday.

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UAE's visa sponsorship system ties domestic workers to abuse – HRW

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Domestic helpers continue to be at the mercy of abusive employers due to their exclusion from changes made to ‘kafala’, the visa sponsorship system of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) .

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PHL, US sign MOU on labor rights

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States seeking to protect Filipino employees and employers in the US by raising awareness about their rights.

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Suffering for Korean Dream: Foreign Workers with “Korean Dream” Suffer from Low Salary, Long Work Hours

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Republic of Korea
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Foreigners who get a job in Korea with the hope of the “Korean dream” are working in poor conditions with low salaries, long working hours, and a short service period.

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Hike in salaries of domestic workers irks homeowners

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Saudi Arabia
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A 15 percent increase in domestic workers’ salaries over the past six months have left many families angered, and has created a black market for illegal workers in the Kingdom that is driving prices even higher.

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