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Free visa, air ticket for migrant workers comes into effect

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, JUL 06 - The Ministry of Labour and Transport Management on Monday implemented the decision to send workers to seven Gulf countries and Malaysia on free visa and air ticket.

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Hong Kong employment agency fined for overcharging foreign domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Hong Kong SAR

The licensee of an employment agency discovered to be overcharging foreign domestic workers was fined HKD10,000 at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts on Friday.

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Taiwan devises measures to resume import of workers from Vietnam

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, July 5 (CNA) As Taiwan is considering resuming the import of Vietnamese workers, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said it will work out measures to prevent foreign workers from absconding, including imposing more stringent controls by exporting countries, raising brokerage fees and increasing employers' levies.

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Migrant workers from Philippines prefer working in factories: lawyer

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

MANILA--Most of the nearly 120,000 migrant workers from the Philippines in Taiwan are working in factories, where they are working regular hours and the work demands are less complicated, according to a lawyer of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei.

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Foreign worker levy 'not serving its intended purpose

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Singapore
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Companies have a reprieve from foreign worker levy hikes this year but some business leaders and economists say this is not enough.

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No more paying to deport foreign workers: MOL

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL, 勞動部) confirmed its decision to cease its funding to deport foreign workers who have fled their employers back to their home countries yesterday, and will instead have the workers' nation's agencies pay for the related fees beginning next year.

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Maid rights: GCC states called on to follow Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s first-ever legislation on the rights of domestic helpers is a “major step” that other Gulf states should follow, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

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Create independent body to protect rights of domestic workers, demand trade union leaders in Oman

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Oman trade union leaders have called upon the government to set up an independent body to protect domestic workers’ rights in the Sultanate.

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