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Migrants' advocate: Workers need social action, not talks or conferences

Posted by jacobo 610 days ago Philippines
http://gmanetwork.com —

A panelist at the 5th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM), being conducted November 26 to 30, said migrant Filipino workers would benefit more if concerned groups would undertake more social action, instead of merely holding talks or conferences.

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Pampanga cited for efforts to help OFW residents

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago Philippines
http://businessmirror.com.ph —

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—At least 48 delegates of the 5th World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) on Wednesday visited Pampanga to look into the “best practices” of the provincial government in improving the welfare of migrant workers who reportedly contribute some P16 billion annually to the province.

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Hong Kong OFWs pro-active on 2013 elections

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://rappler.com —

Jobs and issues affecting migrant workers-- Filipinos in Hong Kong say they will scrutinize candidates for 2013 based on their program of action for OFWs.

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Filipino Consul urges overstaying Filipinos to avail of amnesty

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

DUBAI The new Philippine Consul General in Dubai has urged his countrymen who are illegally staying in the UAE to use the amnesty announced by the UAE government.

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One Million Burmese Face Thai Deportation

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

Around one million Burmese migrant workers in Thailand are facing deportation back to Burma unless they complete a procedure to verify their nationality before Dec 14, according to Burmese government and Thai media sources.

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Unverified workers face deportation next month

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago Thailand
http://bangkokpost.com —

An estimated 1 million legal and illegal migrant workers from Myanmar who have yet to apply for nationality verification ahead of the Dec 14 deadline could face deportation.

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ILO issues service directory for migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago Lebanon
http://dailystar.com.lb —

BEIRUT: The International Labor Organization issued a report Tuesday mapping out services available to migrant domestic workers in Lebanon with the aim of improving the accessibility and effectiveness of NGO efforts.

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Visa Sponsor Accused of Forced Labor

Posted by jacobo 611 days ago Philippines
http://www.courthousenews.com —

MANHATTAN (CN) - Care Worldwide, a visa sponsor, charged foreign workers thousands of dollars in "training fees" for nonexistent jobs, put them to forced labor and threatened to have them deported if they complained, three Filipina college graduates claim in court.

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