Malaysia’s new labor law affects hiring of Filipino maids

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Maid agencies in Malaysia are shocked by the latest directives of the country’s Immigration De­­part­­ment barring them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers; among them Filipino maids.

Employers have questioned the rationale behind the policy, which department officials said was not new, as they were worried that they may not get any maids at Read More


No decision yet on Filipino maids, says official

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Philippines
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Dubai: Discussions on sending Filipino maids to the UAE are still ongoing, contrary to local media reports that said the Philippines would soon resume allowing maids to be recruited from the country, an official said on Tuesday.

Philippine Labour Attache Ofelia Domingo on Tuesday denied reports published in some newspapers in the UAE that the Philippines is “set to lift a ba Read More


Push to Protect Domestic Workers

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Cambodia
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A labor union yesterday called on the government to ratify the International Convention on Domestic Workers and to amend the country’s Labor Law to improve the rights and working conditions of all workers in Cambodia.

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Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids

Posted by jaypee 220 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines is set to lift a ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE in the next few days, ‘Emarat Al Youm’ has reported.

An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again Read More


NTT Contributes to High Number of Illegal Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 224 days ago Indonesia
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TEMPO.CO, Kupang - East Nusa Tenggara is currently listed as one of five provinces Indonesia that contributes to the largest number of illegal migrant workers. The data was revealed by Dedi Cahyanto, Special Staff of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Mi

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Govt to launch pilot for overseas domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 224 days ago Burma
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The government is planning to launch a pilot project aimed at protecting the rights of domestic workers from Myanmar who are employed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said yesterday.

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Migrant worker registration deadline pushed forward, again

Posted by jaypee 225 days ago Thailand
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PHUKET: The deadline for illegal migrant workers to register in Phuket has been extended until the end of August, officials confirmed yesterday.

According to the original schedule, the registration was to have finished by the end of July (story here).

Launched in April, the registration campaign is part of a nationwide push to legalize unregistered migrants from Mya

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MTUC: Putrajaya must have clear policy on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 225 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: The absence of a clear policy on foreign workers is not good for Malaysia’s image and reputation both in the domestic and international arena, MTUC Secretary-General N Gopal Kishnam has cautioned in a statement. “The government must have a clear policy to avoid confusion among all parties involved.”

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