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Detained Asylum Seekers Seek Transnational Justice

Posted by jaypee 192 days ago Bangladesh
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The migrants crossed the Mexican border the same way thousands of others will this year, exhausted and desperate for relief. But when they encountered US immigrat

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Colombo Process meeting concludes with far reaching decisions

Posted by jaypee 200 days ago Sri Lanka
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A two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process (CP) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 4-5 November 2015 has resulted in far reaching concrete decisions and recommendations aimed at advancing collective efforts for safe and skilled labour migration management by sending countries in Asia. These include the setting up of a Colombo Process Technical Support Unit (CP TSU) in Col

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Kuwait stops issuing visas to Indian domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 202 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Maids and other domestic workers from India, particularly those in Tamil Nadu large numbers of whom seek employment in the Gulf, will not be able to seek employment in Kuwait, which on Wednesday officially suspended issuing entry visas to Indian domestic workers.

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Enact law to help domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 204 days ago India
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A consultation meeting on domestic workers’ rights has urged the State Government to take initiative for fixing minimum wages for domestic workers.


The meeting held here on Saturday called upon the Centre to implement the recommendations adopted at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention in 2011.

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Policy to protect domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 215 days ago Bangladesh
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The Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015 is expected to get cabinet nod by mid-November.


"The policy is expected to be placed for the cabinet approval by November 15," labour and employment secretary Mikail Shipar told BSS.

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SLBFE workers suspended for helping human smugglers | Daily News Online : Sri Lanka's National News

Posted by jaypee 231 days ago Sri Lanka
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Four employees of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), who were alleged to have helped human smugglers, have been suspended with immediate effect on the orders of Minister Thalatha Athukorala. According to a bureau spokesman, the SLBFE officers who were suspended from duty had been working at the Katunayake airport.


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Nepal ends ban on housemaids working in the UAE

Posted by jaypee 246 days ago Nepal
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ABU DHABI // Nepal has lifted its year-long travel ban imposed on housemaids and reduced the age at which women can be employed, but new rules will apply to those seeking a domestic worker from the country.


The Nepalese government has reduced the age restriction from 30 to 20, but individuals in the UAE who wish to hire a Nepalese maid will now have to Read More

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AAP government plans law for improving working condition of domestic helps

Posted by jaypee 246 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Aiming to improve the working condition of domestic workers in the national capital, Delhi government today said it would soon draft a 'Comprehensive Bill' to regulate private placement agencies, which were providing jobs to the workers in households.

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