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Female workers need protection, says WIEGO

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Indonesia
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The majority of workers in developing countries, such as Indonesia, work in the informal sector, mostly women who have yet to receive their proper rights, says an international female rights activist.

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Remittances up

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Pakistan
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Overseas Pakistanis remitted an amount of $6077.82m in first four months of current fiscal year (FY15), showing an impressive growth of 15.21pc compared with $5275.61m received during the same period of the last fiscal year (FY14).

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MEF: New body or commission should have clear policy on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new body or commission to be set up to tackle the issue of foreign workers should have a clear policy in the recruitment of foreign workers.

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Over 300 Pinoy nurses, caregivers to undergo Japanese language training

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Philippines
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Over 300 Japan-bound Filipino nurses and caregivers will undergo a six-month training on Japanese language in preparation for their deployment next year.

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Uzbek migrant workers remit 448 USD from Russia and 168 USD from Kazakhstan - UzNews.net

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Uzbekistan
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Labor migrants stay in Russia the longest; workers in Kazakhstan return home the most. These and other findings are the result of a UN survey on migrant labor.

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South Korea’s Immigrant Problem

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Republic of Korea
http://thediplomat.com —

It is increasingly difficult to characterize South Korea as a single-race nation anymore given its growing racial and cultural diversity. South Korea has about 1.58 million foreign residents as of September, and there are 49 cities in South Korea with over 10,000 foreign residents. Furthermore, many of South Korea’s farm villages are now dependent on foreign workers.

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Not all foreign workers are illegal, says Liow

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Malaysia
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IPOH - Not all foreign workers are illegal and the Immigration Department should be diligent when checking their documents and backgrounds.

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Riot exercise with foreign workers was "meaningful collaboration": Khaw

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com — Migrant workers' rights groups had said the drill could encourage stereotyping and discrimination. However, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said it was "well-received" by various stakeholders including foreign worker ambassadors. Read More