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Sri Lanka to raise minimum age limit for housemaids

Posted by jacobo 742 days ago Sri Lanka
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Following the execution of the Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia last week, Sri Lanka is planning to raise the minimum age limit for unskilled female migrant workers from 21 to 25, Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera has said.

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Boosting migrants' education

Posted by jacobo 742 days ago China PR
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Chaoyang authorities to shut down 18 privately operated schools

The education authority in Beijing's Chaoyang district said it will shut down non-government run schools for migrant workers' children to ensure the students receive a better education.

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Migrant worker deportations still on hold

Posted by jacobo 742 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: Migrant workers in Phuket still waiting to complete the nationality verification process, in order to become legally registered laborers, have at least a one-week reprieve from any deportation crackdown, the Phuket Provincial Employment Office (PPEO) chief Yawapa Pibulpol confirmed this morning.

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Firms must not rely heavily on foreign workers: Tan Chuan-Jin

Posted by jacobo 742 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin said Monday that the foreign worker levy sends a clear signal to companies who do not restructure and continue relying heavily on foreign workers.

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Over 7,000 aliens prosecuted for illegal migration in Kazakhstan

Posted by jacobo 743 days ago Kazakhstan
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The migration police officers, in order to counter illegal migration of citizens of other States, identify persons illegally staying in the region for 12 months, checked the places of temporary residence of illegals, construction sites, basements and places of mass gatherings such as markets, places of leisure, station area, parking and suburban tracts, industria

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Minimum age for female migrant domestics raised to 25

Posted by jacobo 743 days ago Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka plans to raise the minimum age limit of female migrant domestic workers from 21 to 25 in addition to bringing new provisions to the terms of their employment contracts to strengthen their rights and further ensure their safety, Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said.

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SAVING FOR LIVING: Lessons in managing finance

Posted by jacobo 743 days ago India
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com —

Attending a workshop has changed the lives of some 230 migrant workers from Kerala, India, living in Qatar. Saving money was not a priority for the workers until they attended a workshop organised by Georgetown University in Qatar as part of research into the economic and social condition of workers.

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Cruel Children's Day gift ensures illegal immigrants to be deported

Posted by jacobo 743 days ago Thailand
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The legal change will see the children's status altered from one that is indeterminate to "illegal immigrant", allowing them to be deported to their parents' home country.

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