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Almost half of Nepalese domestic workers are underpaid and do not receive holidays - survey

Posted by jaypee 442 days ago Nepal
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Only around half of Nepalese domestic workers are paid the legal minimum and granted their legally entitled holidays, a survey conducted by the Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers has found.


The Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (UNDW) surveyed 106 Nepalese domestic workers between mid-July and late September. They found that 44.8 per cent Read More

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Labour Ministry re-works policy for domestic helps to avoid harassment by agencies

Posted by jaypee 450 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: In an attempt to streamline the process of hiring domestic help through placement agencies, the labour ministry is re-working the draft national policy for domestic workers to avoid any harassment to either the employer or domestic help at the hands of these agencies.


A senior labour ministry official told ET that currently placement agencies charge certain proportion o Read More

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Legislation sought to ensure Lankan migrant workers can vote

Posted by jaypee 455 days ago Sri Lanka
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The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has called on the Government to bring legislation to ensure the right to vote for Sri Lankan migrant workers residing abroad.


The Committee regrets that despite its previous recommendation as well as the recommendation of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission and fifteen y Read More

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Situation getting worse for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 457 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment. 

The department receives complaints from migrant workers regarding the problem of not getting promised jobs, according to Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson

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Sri Lanka : Illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar get three-month amnesty

Posted by jaypee 461 days ago Sri Lanka
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Sept 08, Colombo: Ministry of Interior of Qatar has declared a three-month amnesty period for the illegally staying migrant workers to leave the country.


The amnesty is in force from 1st September to 1st December 2016. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan migrant workers, who have been living in Qatar without extending their visa, are allowed to return home dur Read More

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Complaints of migrant workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 483 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Number of cases filed at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) seeking reimbursement from unscrupulous manpower agencies has increased of late.

A total of 250 cases have been registered at the department in the past month alone, said Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson at the department.

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Plan to bring domestic workers under ESI fold: Bandaru Dattatreya

Posted by jaypee 485 days ago India
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HYDERABAD: Labour ministry will soon launch a social security scheme for domestic workers on pilot basis in Delhi and Hyderabad as part of government's commitment to provide health insurance for all, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on Sunday.


"We will roll out a new scheme to bring domestic workers under the ESI fold. This scheme intends to provide ESI facilities to domest Read More

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1,500 migrant workers face food shortage | The Daily Star

Posted by jaypee 495 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 1,500 Bangladeshi migrant workers at a construction firm in Saudi Arabia have been allegedly suffering from food shortages.


The company is not paying workers' wages for months. Rather, it is firing employees, a report run by BBC Bangla Service said yesterday.


“We are now getting food once a day. Some Indian companies are helping their nationals. The Bangladeshis Read More