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Qatar reassures India over labor reforms - Kuwait Times | Kuwait Times

Posted by jaypee 500 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Qatar has reassured India that labor reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concerns of abuses during a weekend visit to the Gulf state, a statement said yesterday. Qatar is home to 630,000 Indian nationals, the single largest group of migrants in the country of 2 million. Many work in low paid

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Government draws up plan to help domestic workers fetch better wages

Posted by jaypee 503 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Indian domestic workers may soon head for the United Kingdom or West Asia courtesy of the central government, which has drawn up a plan to provide skill development as well as facilitate overseas placement of the vast and largely unorganised workforce of maids, cooks and babysitters, among others.

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India's remittance income dips as oil's drop hits workers

Posted by jaypee 515 days ago India
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Remittances to India fell for the first time in six years last year, raising concern that many families could be hit in the world's biggest recipient of money from its workers abroad.


An economic slowdown and falling oil prices in the Arabian Gulf region - the source of over half of India's remittances - are seen as major contributors to the drop in remittances.


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Ban on women going for domestic jobs lifted

Posted by jaypee 524 days ago Nepal
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May 13, 2016- The government has decided to allow Nepali women to work abroad as housemaids, backtracking on its resolve to lift the restriction only after signing separate labour agreements with the host countries.


Nepali women aged 24 and above will now be able to take up domestic jobs in the Gulf and Malaysia with the help of selected recruiting agencies, according to Ministe Read More

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Pakistan domestic workers demand legal recognition

Posted by jaypee 535 days ago Pakistan
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Female domestic workers took to the streets of the Pakistan city of Lahore on April 28, in a rally to mark Labor Day and to demand the government give them workers' rights enshrined in law.


At least 150 workers and activists, marched on the Lahore Press Club holding signs that read "better wages our right" and "we are laborers," blocking traffic for more than an hour.

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Indian remittances fall as Gulf reduces demand for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 566 days ago India

Remittances to India - a large chunk of which comes from the millions of Indians working in the Gulf region - fell to $15.8 billion last quarter, the lowest since April-June 2011, it has been reported.


Bloomberg reported that the figure represented a 9.4 percent drop from a year earlier, as the global slowdown and slumping oil prices reduced the demand for foreign workers.

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Minimum wage of Rs. 15,000 per month sought for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 569 days ago India
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The Tamil Nadu National Domestic Workers Union affiliated to AITUC urged the Centre to frame national level policy for domestic workers as per its assurance given to the International labour Organisation (ILO).


Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a training programme for the domestic workers here on Sunday, Wahida Nizam, general secretary of the Read More

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Domestic workers trained on labour policies

Posted by jaypee 586 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: Two rights organisations on Saturday trained 40 domestic workers working in Kathmandu on policies on domestic work and role of trade unions in attainment of their rights.


The Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and the Home-based Trade Union Workers of Nepal (HUN) jointly organised the orientation programme at the National Labo Read More