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Thailand foots US$40 million in medical bills for migrants

Posted by jacobo 783 days ago Thailand
http://www.pattayamail.com —

BANGKOK, Feb 4 – Thailand has spent over Bt1 billion giving medical treatment to migrant workers from neighbouring countries in the last three years, the deputy public health minister said today.

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22,000 Bangladeshi workers to get UAE amnesty

Posted by jacobo 783 days ago Bangladesh
http://bdnews24.com —

According to a media report, the deadline of the two-month amnesty for the illegal workers expired on Monday and now they have to apply through their respective diplomatic missions in UAE for a trouble free exit.

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Sri Lankan navy rescues 138 Myanmar-Bangladeshis at sea

Posted by jacobo 783 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.mizzima.com —

Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday rescued 138 Bangladeshis and Myanmar nationals from a sinking fishing vessel off the island's east coast, officials said.

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Australia sees fall in applications for skilled migration 457 visas

Posted by jacobo 783 days ago Australia
http://www.australiaforum.com —

Employer demand for the temporary skilled migration subclass 457 visas, one of the most popular routes for employing overseas workers, has decreased in the last six months, new data reveals.

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No fee hike in exit/re-entry visa in Saudi

Posted by jacobo 783 days ago Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia - Filipinos in Eastern Saudi were elated over the pronouncement of the Saudi Passport Department recently quashing the rumors circulating for quite some time now that the cost for exit/re-entry visa will increase.

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Chambers of commerce concerned over foreign manpower rule tightening

Posted by jacobo 783 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: Tightening rules on foreign manpower could negatively affect Singapore's economy and reputation as an open economy.

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Home-based workers unite for rights

Posted by jacobo 784 days ago Nepal
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: Domestic workers, recognised as a large segment in the informal economy, have united to secure their rights with a campaign to pressure the government to include them in labour laws.

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Outsourcers decry migrant workers' salary hike

Posted by jacobo 784 days ago Nepal
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: Outsourcers, speaking at an interaction here today, urged the government to revoke salary hike decision of Qatar-bound workers saying salary hike from sending country is not a good practice.

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