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Come home, DOLE chief advises OFWs still in Syria

Posted by jacobo 653 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino workers still staying in strife-torn Syria were urged anew to return home, as labor officials cited the worsening overall situation there.

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Number of OFWs investing drops to lowest level since '08

Posted by jacobo 653 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) investing have dropped to its lowest level since 2008 as worries on lower returns kept their money idle with the banks, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed.

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Govt asked to give migrant workers more time to register

Posted by jacobo 653 days ago Thailand
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The Migrant Worker Network yesterday urged the government to extend the application deadline for nationality verification and to improve social security benefits for approved foreign workers.

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Migrant workers urge better social security cover

Posted by jacobo 653 days ago Thailand
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Labour rights activists will take advantage of International Migrants Day tomorrow to lobby the government to improve social welfare benefits for migrant workers.

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Return Home, Syria OFWs Told

Posted by jacobo 653 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines --- Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Syria were urged by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to go home to the Philippines due to the worsening situation there.

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Migrant workers rally over Hong Kong working conditions

Posted by jacobo 653 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG - About a thousand migrant domestic workers from Southeast Asia rallied in Hong Kong Sunday to mark International Migrants Day and push for better working conditions and higher wages.

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60 Pinoys stranded in UAE over ticket deal

Posted by jaypee 653 days ago Philippines
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Some 60 Filipino expatriates in the United Arab Emirates found themselves stranded after buying airline tickets from a Filipina who fled to Canada with their money without issuing them their tickets.

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Domestic helpers rally for labour rights

Posted by jaypee 653 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Hundreds of domestic helpers marched through Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding recognition of their labour rights ahead of International Migrants Day on December 18.

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