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LankaWeb – Sri Lanka joins in measures to protect migrant workers at the Abu Dhabi Dialogue

Posted by jaypee 146 days ago Sri Lanka
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A series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf have been agreed upon at the Third Ministerial Consultative Meeting of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) comprising Asian countries sending and receiving labour, which concluded in Kuwait last week. The ‘Kuwait Declaration

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More than 600 Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Bangladesh

Posted by jaypee 159 days ago Bangladesh

People are lured into human trafficking circles by following fake promises of better jobs or life abroad, only to be sold as slave labor or into prostitution.

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Female Migrants' Rights | Strong govt, recruiter, employer link must | Discussants tell RMMRU, Manusher Jonno Foundation dialogue

Posted by jaypee 159 days ago Bangladesh
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Migration experts and development activists yesterday laid emphasis on strong coordination among government and recruiting agencies and employers to ensure female migrants' rights.

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Exploited, abused | Says HRW report on migrant workers from Asia

Posted by jaypee 160 days ago Bangladesh
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Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are "beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations" in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said a report of Human Rights Watch yesterday.

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Service tax on remittances is an‘unjust cost’, says UAE exchange group

Posted by jaypee 160 days ago India
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The proposed service tax on the fee on foreign remittances to India is an ‘unjust cost’ on financial institutions that facilitate the remittances, says Adeeb Ahamed, CEO of the Abu Dhabi-based Lulu International Exchange Group.

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Ship carrying over 600 illegal migrants seized in Bay of Bengal - cares nothing but accuracy

Posted by jaypee 160 days ago Bangladesh
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Dhaka – Bangladesh naval forces on Monday intercepted a ship carrying more than 600 passengers attempting to travel illegally to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

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Remittances up

Posted by jaypee 163 days ago Pakistan
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Overseas Pakistanis remitted an amount of $6077.82m in first four months of current fiscal year (FY15), showing an impressive growth of 15.21pc compared with $5275.61m received during the same period of the last fiscal year (FY14).

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Slash cost of remittances: India to tell G20 leaders

Posted by jaypee 170 days ago India
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India will push for a reduction in the remittance costs of non-residents at the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane, Australia, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sherpa Suresh Prabhu on Thursday.

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