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Fearing a Junta Crackdown, Cambodian Workers Stream Out of Thailand

Posted by jacobo 44 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 45 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 45 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 45 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who need to return to strife-torn Libya, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said these exemptions may be withdrawn if the security situation there worsens.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 45 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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Unemployment rate inches up in Q1 but remains low: Manpower ministry

Posted by jacobo 47 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE — The unemployment rate in Singapore remains low, despite rising slightly in the first quarter of the year, the latest Ministry of Manpower (MOM) figures show.

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Filipino medical workers suffer abuse, humiliation

Posted by jacobo 42 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, June 18: Twelve Filipino nurses who are working for a homecare centre in Kuwait were allegedly thrown out of their accommodation by their Lebanese manager after filing complaints at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour against their company for contract substit

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

Posted by jaypee 29 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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