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Indonesian envoy defends new labor measure

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago Indonesia
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Taipei, May 14 (CNA) Indonesia's representative to Taiwan on Tuesday defended a move by his office to tighten the screening process for the hiring of Indonesian workers in Taiwan, but said the new requirement should not affect bilateral relations.

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Indian embassy gets 15,000 passports of workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Dubai: Saudi Arabia has handed over about 15,000 passports of stranded Indian workers, surrendered by Saudi sponsors, to the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, in a bid to resolve cases of immigration law violations.

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HK eyes Bangladeshi domestic helps

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Hong Kong is looking towards Bangladesh to fill its domestic help shortage as it thinks the country will provide a rich source of female workers willing to work at lower pay.

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15m expats in GCC countries send home $80b in remittance every year

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: International migration, increasingly being perceived as a development tool and a main source of capital for developing countries, should be put at the centre of the global development agenda and mainstream population policy, heard an international conference on Labour Mobility in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

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Impact of labour migration in spotlight at Abu Dhabi forum

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago United Arab Emirates
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ABU DHABI // Policymakers, experts and researchers from around the world are gathering in the capital today to discuss issues surrounding migrant labour.

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400 Indians in Saudi Arabia to help illegals

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Dubai: Responding to an appeal by Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, 400 expatriate Indians have registered as volunteers to help Indian workers in that country affected by a new labour policy.

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DFA records dismal voter turnout in overseas absentee voting

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago Philippines
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A total of 112,132 ballots cast by overseas-based Filipinos have so far been tallied in various diplomatic posts, barely meeting the government’s 80 percent target for this year’s elections.

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DFA: Saudi employers now obliged to hand over to workers their passports, other docs

Posted by jacobo 1740 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said Saudi employers are now obliged to hand over to the worker all his personal documents – such as passports and residency permit (iqama) – upon request.

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