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Foreign workers' dormitories could be accredited

Posted by jacobo 673 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: Foreign workers' dormitories in Singapore could be accredited from next year, as the industry rolls out plans to raise dormitory standards and living conditions.

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Government can help in training of foreign workers: SNEF

Posted by jacobo 673 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) says the government can help in defraying the cost of training foreign workers.

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Govt-to-govt maid deal the best way - Columnist - New Straits Times

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

WIN-WIN SOLUTION: Malaysia and Indonesia hope to resolve the foreign maid conundrum with a revamped approach

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New parliament urged to pass domestic labor law

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Kuwait
http://news.kuwaittimes.net —

KUWAIT: Manila-based Filipino recruitment agencies have expressed hope that new parliament in Kuwait would look into the issue of domestic workers and pass a domestic labor law hanging fire.

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Workers may fly to Israel, Gaza again—DOLE

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Philippines
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

The Department of Labor and Employment has lifted the deployment ban to the Gaza Strip and parts of Israel, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said over the weekend.

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Over 3,500 foreigners get work permits in Xiamen

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago China PR
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com —

More than 3,500 foreign workers have obtained work permits in Xiamen, according to a seminar on Friday attended by over 160 of them.

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Dependence on foreign labor

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Kuwait
http://news.kuwaittimes.net —

An official source in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MSAL) told Al-Kuwaitiya newspaper on Dec 12 that there are 44,965 citizens and 1,202,862 expats working in the private sector, which means the total work force in the private sector is 1,247,816 workers.

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On the run from Myanmar

Posted by jacobo 674 days ago Burma
http://www.globaltimes.cn —

"When night falls, you can see Myanmese people on the street injecting drugs, and Myanmese prostitutes standing around," Azhuo Zhihong, a jade trader and amateur photographer in Ruili, Yunnan Province, told the Global Times.

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