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Saudi Arabia cracking down on illegal foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, is cracking down on illegal workers, part of a push to create more jobs for its citizens and stave off unrest.

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Singapore Foreign-Labor Curbs May Hurt Growth

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Singapore
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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the government's move to tighten rules on foreign labor inflows could damp economic growth this year, the Business Times reported Friday.

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11 out of 110 Pinoy examinees from Riyadh qualify for OWWA scholarship

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh said 11 out of the 110 examinees  passed the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration’s (OWWA’s) Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) examination.

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DFA verifying reports arrest of 30 Pinoys in Saudi's illegal worker crackdown

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it is verifying reports that 30 Filipinos were arrested in the ongoing illegal migrant crackdown in Saudi Arabia.

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‘Citizenship for expats can solve labor issues’

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Saudi Arabia
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A popular Saudi columnist has urged the government to replace the sponsorship system with the Western migrant system to solve the problem of illegal workers in the country. Khalaf Al-Harbi said granting citizenship to qualified foreign workers would help solve the country's labor shortage.

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Malaysia extends time to hike salaries

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Malaysia
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KATHMANDU: Malaysian government has extended the time frame to hike salary of workers engaged in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) till the end of this year.

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Thailand and Laos to discuss single visa plan

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Thailand
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Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Wednesday that the one-visa issue and facilitation of cross border transport of goods by rail from Thailand to China via Laos will be among items on the agenda for the joint cabinet meeting to be held in Chiang Mai.

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Natural Fruit case against Andy Hall could have consequences, SERC warns

Posted by jacobo 1214 days ago Thailand
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The State Enterprise Workers' Relations Confederation of Thailand (SERC) on Wednesday issued a solidarity statement demanding that Natural Fruit drop criminal and civil lawsuits filed against British migrant labour activist Andy Hall.

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