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UK-based domestic workers share stories of exploitation

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Philippines
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LONDON - A group of domestic workers in England shared personal stories of exploitation and called for better labor rights to mark International Migrants Day 2012.

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Oman pressure drives some infiltrators to UAE

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Authorities in Oman relentlessly continue their crackdown against infiltrators as well as residency law violators and subsequent pressure seems to have prompted some to take illegal route to the UAE so that they can avail 60-day amnesty that started on December 4.

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Thailand Gives Burmese Workers Three-month Extension

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Thailand
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Thailand’s government has agreed to extend a deadline for the registration of Burmese migrant workers following talks between President Thein Sein and Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday, according to a report by The New Light of Myanmar.

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Migrante assails banning of OFW groups in Saudi Arabia | Sun.Star

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Philippines
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A MIGRANT rights group has asked the Philippine government to appeal on the recent move of Saudi Arabia prohibiting the establishment of organizations by expatriate nationals in their land.

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Indian workers return to work at Singapore construction site

Posted by jacobo 675 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Twenty Indians, who along with eight other foreign workers stopped work at a construction site here as they were not paid salaries for November, resumed duty after they received their wages following intervention of Singapore's Manpower Ministry.

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Pinays, other Asian maids in Jordan tell of abuse, misery

Posted by jacobo 675 days ago Philippines
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AMMAN - Norhima Hayral from the Philippines sought refuge in a shelter for abused Asian housemaids in Jordan to escape from employers she says both beat and raped her.

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Three million Burmese working abroad, says govt

Posted by jacobo 675 days ago Burma
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Some three million Burmese are currently working abroad—the vast majority in neighboring Thailand, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.

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Cambodian workers to get passports

Posted by jacobo 675 days ago Thailand
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The Cambodian government will start issuing passports to its citizens seeking to legalise their working status in Thailand from its embassy in Bangkok next week, so they can avoid deportation.

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