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Key UK visa change to benefit domestic workers from India

Posted by jaypee 155 days ago India
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Many domestic workers from India and other countries who come to the UK with their employers and suffer abuse will benefit from a key clause that was successfully inserted in the modern slavery bill during a vote in the House of Lords this week.

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Smugglers and illegal migrants disguised as crew caught by Navy | Dhaka Tribune

Posted by charlon 160 days ago Bangladesh
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Thirteen illegal migrants about to be smuggled to Malaysia were picked up in the outer anchorage area of Chittagong Port by the Bangladesh Navy yesterday. 

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Domestic workers demand fixed wages in Madurai

Posted by jaypee 167 days ago India
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MADURAI: Members of a domestic workers union are threatening to go on a state-wide strike and carry out protests, reasserting their long-pending demand for minimum wages. The fresh call comes as the state assembly session is scheduled to begin from Tuesday.

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Protect rights of migrant workers: MP - The Hindu

Posted by jaypee 168 days ago India
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P. Rajeeve, MP and district secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)], who visited the camps of migrant labourers near Ambalamugal on Sunday, has called for protection of their rights and appealed to the authorities to ensure that they received wages on par with their local counter

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Sri Lanka announces pension scheme for expat workers

Posted by jaypee 173 days ago Sri Lanka
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The Sri Lankan government is set to provide a pension scheme to its overseas workers, if the workers complete two years of foreign employment.

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Pakistan’s Domestic Workers Long For Low Pay and Overwork to Be a Thing of the Past

Posted by jaypee 174 days ago Pakistan
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KARACHI, Feb 9 2015 (IPS) - Sumaira Salamat, a mother of three in her mid-40s, works every day from ten in the morning until half-past two in the afternoon. She travels between three homes, and in each one she dusts, sweeps, washes utensils, and does the laundry. For her efforts, she earns about 3,000 rupees (29 dollars) per month.

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Govt raises medical fees for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 175 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, FEB 08 - The government has decided to increase the health check-up fees for outbound Nepali migrants, without consulting the private stakeholders and foreign employment agencies. The decision, which will come into effect from February 13, will add financial burden of around Rs 300 on each migrant worker.

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Consultation meeting: ‘Violence against domestic workers has increased’

Posted by jaypee 176 days ago Pakistan
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LAHORE: HomeNet Pakistan executive director Ume Laila Azhar said on Friday that the incidence of violence against domestic workers had increased over the years.

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