Malaysia puts temporary ban on new migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 395 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Feb 21, 2016- Malaysia has decided to temporarily suspend the hiring of foreign workers in an effort to encourage its own people to take unskilled jobs.

Concerned stakeholders said the move could have adverse effect in the long run as Malaysia is home to around 700,000 Nepali workers. They, however, said that the decision is unlikely to m Read More


Sri Lanka : Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 404 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.colombopage.com —

Feb 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government brought back over 100 harassed migrant workers to the country today from Kuwait.

A group of 104 migrant workers who faced various harassments while seeking employment opportunities in Kuwait have returned to the island aboard two aircraft this morning, the Foreign Employment Bureau said.

Read More

Migrant workers send home Rs 17,500 cr. a year

Posted by jaypee 405 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com —

Kerala appears to be one of the choicest destinations of domestic migrant workers, their ranks swelling by an estimated 2.35 lakh every year to touch 32 lakhs now, up from 25 lakh in 2013.

The Review estimates that the migrant labourers are collectively sending home an estimated Rs.17,500 crore every year. Over 75 per cent of them come from Uttar Prad Read More


Govt introduces online complaint system for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 406 days ago Pakistan
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk —

ISLAMABAD: Pir Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashidi, federal minister for overseas Pakistanis and human resource development, said here on Wednesday that the government was committed to the welfare and protection of migrant workers at all stages of the migration cycle.

Read More

Jharkhand’s minimum wage for maids exists only on paper

Posted by jaypee 408 days ago India
http://www.hindustantimes.com —

Jharkhand may have fixed the minimum wage for domestic workers in 2011, but acute poverty, a job crisis and a lack of awareness have compelled them to work for as little as one-fifth the amount, claim activists.

Read More

Nepal to host regional conference to protect migrants’ rights

Posted by jaypee 409 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Feb 8, 2016- The government is planning to organise a South Asian ministerial-level conference in Kathmandu to explore possible areas of cooperation to ensure protection and promotion of the rights of migrant labourers of the region.
South Asia is home to 36 million migrant workers, including an estimated four million Nepalis, who work mostly in the Gulf and Malaysia.

Read More

Tamil Nadu now home to 1 million migrant workers: Study

Posted by jaypee 412 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu is home to more than a million migrant workers, a government-commissioned survey has found.

The just-concluded survey conducted by a private consultant on behalf of the state labour department shows that a majority of the 10.67 lakh migrant workers in the state are unskilled workers. About 27% are employed in the manufacturing sector, 14% in textile industri

Read More

Over 100 SL domestic workers return - allegedly suffered abuse in Kuwait, Saudi, UAE

Posted by jaypee 413 days ago Sri Lanka
http://newsfirst.lk —

Around 150 Sri Lankan domestic workers who were employed overseas and subject to abuse, arrived in the  country on February 3.

Our correspondent said that the domestic workers were employed in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait were brought to the country with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau.

A majority of the domestic workers were Read More