he 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 TRead More
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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 ColRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
The four officers were alleged to have helped rack Read More
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
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.Read More