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Monthly levies for foreign workers to breach $1,000 mark

Posted by jacobo 917 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Foreign worker levies will rise by an average of $50 to $160 monthly per worker by 2015.

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Taiwan urged to scrap death penalty, improve rights (update)

Posted by jacobo 917 days ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

Taipei, March 1 (CNA) International experts on Friday urged Taiwan to scrap the death penalty and protect the rights of indigenous people, migrant workers, prisoners, gay people and other minority groups as well as the rights of former president Chen Shui-bian.

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'Significant decrease' in immigrants from South Asian countries

Posted by jacobo 917 days ago SOUTH ASIA
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A fall in net migration to the UK was overshadowed today as a group of influential MPs reacted angrily to the Government's refusal to remove foreign students from its target.

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Coalition defends asylum seeker crackdown

Posted by jacobo 917 days ago Australia
http://news.smh.com.au —

The federal opposition has been accused of appealing to prejudice and fearmongering after proposing a plan to notify residents when asylum seekers are housed in their area.

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Foreign Ministry employees announce labor dispute

Posted by jacobo 917 days ago Israel
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Israel’s Foreign Ministry employees announced a labor dispute Thursday, in protest at their working conditions.

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Foreign workers face employment permit renewal squeeze

Posted by jacobo 917 days ago Singapore
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About 70,000 mid-skilled foreign workers in Singapore, including Indians, are at risk of not having their employment passes renewed under a new policy which aims to create a level playing field for Singaporeans, a media report said today.

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Cabinet approves master plan against human trafficking

Posted by jacobo 918 days ago Thailand
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The cabinet has approved a master plan to combat human trafficking, deputy government spokesman Chalitrat Chatharubeksa said on Thursday.

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Improved productivity, outsourcing to mitigate manpower shortage in marine sector

Posted by jacobo 918 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: Singapore yards are confident that they will be able to cope with the government's latest move to tighten foreign manpower growth.

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