More training, welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A non-profit organisation has introduced more training courses and welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore, including a course that trains them on providing care to the elderly.

Under the specialist caregiver programme, launched on Tuesday (Jun 28) by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST), maids can pick up skills Read More


Protection of OFWs, especially domestic workers, urgently needed

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Philippines
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The Center for Migrant Advocacy is urging the current administration to look into the still widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipino women migrant workers, in particular those working as domestic workers, as noted by the recently released concluding observations of the 64th Session of CEDAW (UN-Convention On the Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women) on the Philippi

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Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Burma
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The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday.

U Thein Swe, the minister of labour, immigration and population, said the law will include rules for foreign workers and international investments.

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Illegal foreign workers, rule breakers face immediate deportation: Manpower minister

Posted by jaypee 66 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has asserted that illegal foreign workers and foreign workers who violate labor rules will be immediately deported from Indonesian territory.

Hanif asked people to report to the local manpower offices should they find illegal foreign workers or those who are violating the rules. Further action includes sending copies of the reports to provincial- Read More


Illegal foreign workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: The number of illegal immigrants in the state is on the rise if the arrests made by the State Immigration Department this year are anything to go by.

According to its director Ken Leben, 10 per cent out of the 13,000 foreign workers checked by the department in the first half of this year were found to have violated the Immigration Act and were subsequently arrested.

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Malaysian authorities detain 118 migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Malaysia
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Jul 25, 2016- The Malaysian authorities have arrested as many as 118 foreign nationals, including two women, in a crackdown on illegal migrants in Kuala Lumpur. It is suspected that many Nepalis are among the arrested.

An eyewitness told the Post that most of the detainees were Bangladeshi and Nepali nationals. The number of Nepalis arrested in the crackdown on Saturday could no Read More


Minister to Directly Deport Illegal Foreign Workers | National | Tempo.Co :: Indonesian News Portal

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Indonesia
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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta The Ministry of Labor will directly repatriate or deport any illegal foreign workers or those who violate Indonesian labor regulations, Labor Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has said.

"If the public knows anything about them (ille Read More


Over-reliance on foreign workers reason for unequal pay structure, says minister

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Malaysia’s heavy reliance on foreign workers is hampering the country’s salary structure, Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said today.

He said that while reliance was understandable in the plantation and construction industries, there is a price gap in the services industry that can make way for better pay for locals.

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