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Burmese Migrant Workers in Thailand Protest Exploitation

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Burma
http://irrawaddy.org —

Several hundred Burmese migrant workers at a shrimp factory in Thailand are protesting what they say is exploitation by Burmese and Thai employment agencies.

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GCC drafts new migrant rule

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Nepal
http://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman — have drafted a new law to govern domestic workers.

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Mainland loophole for asylum seekers

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Australia
http://news.ninemsn.com.au —

The arrival of an asylum seeker boat carrying almost 150 people near Darwin has aroused concerns that would-be refugees are trying to reach mainland Australia to avoid being sent to offshore processing centres.

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Australia, Indonesia plan talks as more boats arrive

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Australia
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

Top-ranking Australian ministers are due to meet Indonesian officials next week amid a recent surge in asylum seeker boat arrivals.

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Filipino seafarer's rights on MLC urged

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Philippines
http://www.manilachannel.com —

MANILA — Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, reminded Filipino seafarers of their rights and privileges that are ensured under the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), 2006 when it takes effect within the year.

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The hukou system is a disaster for the children of migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago China PR
http://shanghaiist.com —

Despite frequent promises of reform, the hukou system still creates significant legal hurdles for many citizens, particularly migrant workers and their children.

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Zero tolerance for firms not transferring sponsorship

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://arabnews.com —

The Ministry of Labor warned companies yesterday that it was taking a zero-tolerance approach toward those failing to transfer the sponsorship of their new employees.

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Activist Slams Hong Kong's Decision to Deny Permanent Residency for Migrant Domestic Workers

Posted by jacobo 1135 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com —

A pro-migrant worker rights activist has slammed Hong Kong’s top court decision to reject the final appeal of a foreign maid, who challenged the denial of her application for permanent residency.

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