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Jeddah police bust network of illegal domestic workers

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

Jeddah officials have arrested a large network hiring illegal workers, said Jeddah police spokesman Lt. Nawwaf Al-Bouq.

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562,000 illegal expats deported

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Some 562,869 illegal expats have been deported since the start of the legalization campaign, local media said quoting data released by the Ministry of Interior.

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37,000 labor disputes settled

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Saudi Arabia
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More than 37,000 labor disputes and work-related injury cases involving claims to the tune of SR186 million have been resolved, said the Labor Ministry in a recent report.

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Govt mulls sending housemaids to Malaysia

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Nepal
http://www.myrepublica.com —

KATHMANDU, July 21: The government has started necessary preparations to add domestic workers to the categories of Nepali workers allowed to work in Malaysia, the number one foreign employment destination for Nepalis.

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Vietnam dads take on caregiver role

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Vietnam
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.

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33 ‘sites’ shut down for violation of labour laws

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Qatar
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Labour inspectors conducted 4,335 and 5,083 visits in May and June respectively and closed down 33 “sites” for violations of laws in Qatar, it was announced yesterday.

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Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Qatar
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Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament.

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Phuket migrant worker center to combat slavery to open July 22, as deadline looms

Posted by jacobo 9 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: Phuket’s one-stop registration center where employers will be able register their illegal migrant workers will be open for 30 days, starting on July 22.

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