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Money-saving tips for OFWs and their families

Posted by jacobo 1465 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Many OFWs return home in tears after the end of their contracts, mainly because they did not save enough money despite working abroad for many years.

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Missions take steps to help workers

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH – A senior official of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) left for the Kingdom on Wednesday to expedite the repatriation of undocumented Filipino workers camped outside the Philippine Consulate, DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez was quoted as saying by Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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University survey shows trials of migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Taiwan
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Migrant workers in Taiwan employed as domestic staff or care providers work an average of 17.72 hours a day, while 44.32 percent say they work 24 hours a day, a survey commissioned by the government has shown.

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70 workers head to Malaysia

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Bangladesh
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The first batch of Bangladeshi workers is set to fly to Malaysia this afternoon (Thursday)for the first time under state arrangements.

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As Cyprus faces deeper financial slump, Pinoy maids fear for jobs

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Philippines
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NICOSIA - With recession-hit Cyprus facing an even deeper slump on the back of a draconian EU-IMF bailout, thousands of Asian housemaids, nannies and caregivers on the small Mediterranean island fear for their jobs and futures.

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Civil society to raise workers' issue

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Nepal
http://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: Nepali civil society — non-governmental organisations working for safe migration — have decided to raise issues related to migrant rights at United Nations High Level Dialogue on International Migration. It will be held in New York, on October 3-4.

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Dr Mahathir: No directive to issue identity cards to unqualified migrants

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Malaysia
http://thestar.com.my —

PAPAR: The government had never issued any directive to any quarters to issue identity cards (IC) or citizenship to unqualified immigrants in Sabah, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Remittances loss worries Islamabad

Posted by jacobo 1466 days ago Pakistan
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The Pakistan government is concerned about the potential loss of remittances from Saudi Arabia, which has the largest Pakistani expatriate community in the world.

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