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Job Security for Sri Lankan Foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 154 days ago Sri Lanka
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Minister of Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorale says that Sri lankan nationals seeking Foreign Employment should be provided assurances with regard to job security.

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Approval of policy for domestic workers' protection demanded

Posted by jaypee 164 days ago Bangladesh
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Draft not yet approved prepared by govt in 2010 142 workers died in 3 months across the country Rate of torture is higher in capital's posh areas

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Malaysia enforces bio-metric system for migrant labor

Posted by jaypee 164 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Amid fierce opposition from the manpower recruiting companies, Malaysia- one of the preferred working destinations for Nepali migrant workers - has has brought into effect a bio-metric system for Nepal along with 14 other countries. The bio-metric system is a health checkup system which involves the use of a fingerprint scanner and video camera.

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Odisha first state to have migrant workers’ register

Posted by jaypee 165 days ago India
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BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has become the first state in the country to launch special drives to register migrant labourers working in different states. The effort is aimed at covering the migrant labourers under different social security schemes of the state government.

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Domestic workers no longer drawn only from ‘lower’ castes: study

Posted by jaypee 174 days ago India
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Domestic workers, who have become crucial to the smooth functioning of many city households, are no longer only from ‘lower’ castes; they are drawn from dominant castes as well. Though a majority of them belong to the Scheduled Castes, caste stigma is no longer attached to the occupation, a study has revealed. The study also pointed to a preference for workers belonging to the

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Pension plan for Kerala domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 174 days ago India
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The Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC) will conduct a detailed study about the problems facing Indian women in the Gulf, especially the low-income earning domestic workers, as part of a long-term plan to introduce a contributory pension scheme for them, a member of the Commission has said.

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UN warns of uptick in clandestine migration

Posted by jaypee 206 days ago Pakistan
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UNITED NATIONS - More people are risking their lives to cross the Indian Ocean on smuggler’s boats despite the great risks involved, including the prospect of “horrific violence,” the United Nations refugee agency has warned.

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India eases visa rules for Pinoys, others

Posted by jaypee 211 days ago India
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The Indian government has eased rules for foreign travelers, including Filipinos, who may now receive their tourist visa upon arrival in the country, reports said.

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