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Thais to inspect boat labour

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Seeking to repair the bruised reputation of its notoriously abusive and migrant worker-dependant seafood industry, Thailand announced on Monday a plan to inspect conditions of the fishing sector beginning next month.

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Lebanese army raids Syrian refugee camps in Arsal

Posted by charlon 27 days ago Lebanon
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"At least one person was killed and two wounded during a search for militants at refugee camps near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese army says"

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‘Return migration’ to benefit teachers working as maids in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

School teachers forced to work as household helpers or household service workers (HSWs) in Singapore now have a chance to return to the Philippines to practice their original profession.

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Burmese Migrants, Thai Recruiters Arrested in Mae Sot

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Thailand
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Thai authorities in the border town of Mae Sot have arrested scores of Burmese migrant workers and a group of Thai nationals accused of illegally recruiting them, the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok has confirmed.

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The Himalayan Times : 'Promote welfare of foreign workers' -

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Nepal
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey yesterday met UAE’s Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Nahyan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, in New York.

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Deployment of newly-hired OFWs resumes for West Bank, Israel

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Philippines
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The government has lifted the ban on the deployment of newly-hired Filipino workers to West Bank and Israel following the lowering of the alert level in those areas by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Labour warns tardy employers as migrant registration deadline looms

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Authorities have pledged to get tough with employers who fail to register migrant workers before next month's deadline.

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Issuing MRP to 1.5 million migrants in KSA uncertain

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

Issuing machine readable passports (MRPs) to around 1.5 million Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia has become uncertain as the Malaysian outsourcing company, which was given the job, could not start the pilot project yet.

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