Indian remittances fall as Gulf reduces demand for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 389 days ago India

Remittances to India - a large chunk of which comes from the millions of Indians working in the Gulf region - fell to $15.8 billion last quarter, the lowest since April-June 2011, it has been reported.

Bloomberg reported that the figure represented a 9.4 percent drop from a year earlier, as the global slowdown and slumping oil prices reduced the demand for foreign workers.

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Minimum wage of Rs. 15,000 per month sought for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 393 days ago India
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The Tamil Nadu National Domestic Workers Union affiliated to AITUC urged the Centre to frame national level policy for domestic workers as per its assurance given to the International labour Organisation (ILO).

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a training programme for the domestic workers here on Sunday, Wahida Nizam, general secretary of the Read More


Domestic workers trained on labour policies

Posted by jaypee 410 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: Two rights organisations on Saturday trained 40 domestic workers working in Kathmandu on policies on domestic work and role of trade unions in attainment of their rights.

The Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and the Home-based Trade Union Workers of Nepal (HUN) jointly organised the orientation programme at the National Labo Read More


The Kathmandu Post :: Illegal workers in Malaysia allowed to legalise status

Posted by jaypee 418 days ago Nepal
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Mar 3, 2016- Nepali migrant workers staying illegally in Malaysia will have to pay Rs135,000 to legalise their status. 

According to the Rehiring and Allocation Integration Programme launched by the Malaysian government on February 15, a worker has to pay Rs111,000 (4,185 ringgit) for registration, temporary pass, processing, fine and Read More


Bangladeshi domestic workers to get 1,200 Qatari riyals

Posted by jaypee 419 days ago Bangladesh
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Qatar's government has agreed on increasing the salary of Bangladeshi domestic helps working there to 1,200 riyals from the existing 900 riyals.

The matter was decided on Thursday at a joint working group meeting between the two countries at the capital's Prabasi Kalyan Bhaban.

Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed M Al Atiq Al Dossary, additional director general of passport department Read More


Malaysia puts temporary ban on new migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 429 days ago Nepal
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Feb 21, 2016- Malaysia has decided to temporarily suspend the hiring of foreign workers in an effort to encourage its own people to take unskilled jobs.

Concerned stakeholders said the move could have adverse effect in the long run as Malaysia is home to around 700,000 Nepali workers. They, however, said that the decision is unlikely to m Read More


Sri Lanka : Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 438 days ago Sri Lanka
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Feb 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government brought back over 100 harassed migrant workers to the country today from Kuwait.

A group of 104 migrant workers who faced various harassments while seeking employment opportunities in Kuwait have returned to the island aboard two aircraft this morning, the Foreign Employment Bureau said.

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Migrant workers send home Rs 17,500 cr. a year

Posted by jaypee 439 days ago India
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Kerala appears to be one of the choicest destinations of domestic migrant workers, their ranks swelling by an estimated 2.35 lakh every year to touch 32 lakhs now, up from 25 lakh in 2013.

The Review estimates that the migrant labourers are collectively sending home an estimated Rs.17,500 crore every year. Over 75 per cent of them come from Uttar Prad Read More