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Fearing a Junta Crackdown, Cambodian Workers Stream Out of Thailand

Posted by jacobo 38 days ago Cambodia
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Tens of thousands of Cambodians working in Thailand have fled the country in a chaotic exodus that appears to be driven by fears of a crackdown on illegal foreign laborers by the military junta that seized power in Thailand last month.

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Embassies attesting domestic workers' contracts illegal: Ministry

Posted by jacobo 39 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Ministry of Labour has asked the directors of its labour office departments to not attest or sanction any contracts or conditions set by the embassies regarding domestic workers.

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Kuwait urged to end labour sponsorship system

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait City: A Kuwaiti human rights organisation on Sunday urged the Gulf state to fulfil pledges to abolish the sponsorship system for foreign labour and to end the arbitrary deportation of expatriates.

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POEA: Travel exemptions for Libya OFWs can be revoked if situation worsens

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Philippines
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A day after the Department of Foreign Affairs announced travel exemptions for some overseas Filipinos who need to return to strife-torn Libya, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said these exemptions may be withdrawn if the security situation there worsens.

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Report: Overcrowding hounds distressed OFWs at Saudi Arabia shelter

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Overcrowding has become a major problem for distressed overseas Filipino workers staying at a shelter in Saudi Arabia, a Saudi news site reported Sunday.

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Short on labour, Japan expands foreign trainee scheme

Posted by jacobo 41 days ago Japan
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TOKYO — Japan is both ageing and shrinking as it tries to emerge from two decades of economic stagnation.

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DFA: PHL labor officials probing ‘discount maids’ in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Singapore
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Philippine officials in Singapore are looking into possible human rights violations committed against Filipino maids following reports that they are being peddled in malls there.

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Housemaid recruitment in UAE hit by conflicting laws

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago United Arab Emirates

Dubai: Business at maids’ recruitment agencies is getting slower, and fewer domestic helpers are flying into the country as a result of the insistence of some countries, such as the Philippines, to follow their own rules rather than those of the UAE, recruiters reported.

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