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Over 100 SL domestic workers return - allegedly suffered abuse in Kuwait, Saudi, UAE

Posted by jaypee 238 days ago Sri Lanka
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Around 150 Sri Lankan domestic workers who were employed overseas and subject to abuse, arrived in the  country on February 3.


Our correspondent said that the domestic workers were employed in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait were brought to the country with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau.


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Rajasthan sets minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 240 days ago India
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JAIPUR: Enforcing labour reforms in the unorganised sector, the Rajasthan government has fixed minimum wages for domestic help and set limits to their working hours.

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Kuwait amnesty for migrants begins

Posted by jaypee 260 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 12, 2016- The Kuwait government on Sunday started granting amnesty to illegal migrant workers living in the country. However, the general amnesty will be granted only after paying a fine up to Rs200,000.

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300 from Rajasthan among 3,500 held in Kuwait for visa fraud

Posted by jaypee 261 days ago India
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JAIPUR: Police arrested nearly 300 residents of Wagad region, consisting of Banswara and Dungarpur districts in Rajasthan for alleged violation of employment visa norms in Kuwait in a massive drive three days ago.

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Zero tolerance for abuse of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 262 days ago Bangladesh
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Police must investigate reports by medical staff that the 10-year-old child who died at Dhaka Medical College after reportedly setting herself on fire, had said she wanted to kill herself because she could no longer bear being abused by her employers.

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NRNA to conduct survey on issues of Nepali migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 266 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 7, 2016- National Coordination Council of Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) based in Saudi Arabia has decided to conduct a survey about the employment condition of Nepali migrant workers in the country and other Middle East countries.
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Bangladesh can now send male workers to Saudi Arabia: Secretary

Posted by jaypee 268 days ago Bangladesh
http://bdnews24.com — Saudi Arabia has lifted its “informal restriction” on Bangladesh, allowing the country to now send male workers there, the expatriates welfare and overseas employment secretary has said. Read More
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Protect our migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 272 days ago Bangladesh
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IN 2015, we witnessed the ghastly experiences of thousands of Bangladeshi migrants, rescued from the death traps set by the human traffickers in the Bay of Bengal. After the rescue of thousands of trafficking victims and the discovery of corpses of ill-fated Bangladeshis and Rohingya people in Thailand and Malaysia, the issue finally drew the attention of the national and international me

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