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Philippines to resume sending OFWs to Israel

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Philippines
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Manila: The Philippine government will soon send overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Israel, after the department of foreign affairs lifted a travel ban to Israel which also affected its policy on the hiring of OFWs for Israel, a government statement said, adding this was done because of improved security following the ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas.

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Pension and housing loans for migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Sri Lanka
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The government will introduce a contributory pension scheme for migrant workers. It will also provide special concessionary loans to build houses from next year, Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said.

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Labour movement 'uncomfortable' with call for equal pay for migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - The labour movement is "uncomfortable" and "concerned" with the calls for equal jobs, equal remuneration, said Labour chief Lim Swee Say at a media conference to address migrant workers' issues raised in the aftermath of the SMRT China drivers strike.

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Worker migration at half a million in 11 months

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: The number of workers joining foreign jobs witnessed a rise in the last 11 months.

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Pay Hike For OFWs Sought

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines --- In an effort to improve the living condition of Filipinos working in Malaysia, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has started working together with local manpower agencies for the realization of reforms that promise better pay to Household Service Workers (HSWs) and protect them from exploitation.

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Hong Kong lawyers, politicians oppose plan to seek China's advice on domestic workers' issue

Posted by jaypee 642 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG - Lawyers and opposition politicians in Hong Kong warned on Thursday against what they termed Chinese interference in a legal case that they say could undermine the independence of the judiciary in the financial hub.

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Overstaying Filipinos in Italy gain reprieve

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Philippines
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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said undocumented Filipino workers in Italy may avail of a law to make their stay legitimate and avoid arrest and deportation.

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President Assures Protection Of Workers

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines --- The government is committed to decent and safe jobs for Filipinos and to protect workers from abusive employers, President Benigno S. Aquino III said yesterday.

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