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Doha facelift dumps migrant workers on the streets

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Qatar
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DOHA - Expelled from housing in a Doha district undergoing modernisation, scores of migrant workers have been left homeless, some of them left to sleep on the streets of energy-rich Qatar's capital.

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More than 130 Bangladeshis deported for illegal entry in 12 months

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Bangladesh
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A total of 139 Bangladeshis who had entered Myanmar illegally have been deported to Bangladesh over the last year, according to the Immigration Department of Rakhine State’s Maungdaw District.

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Macau increases penalty for overstaying expats

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Macau SAR
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Macau has imposed heavy penalties against overstaying expatriates, including Filipinos, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency, citing a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the special administrative region.

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EOW renders consular service to 2,335 OFWs

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Embassy rendered consular services through its Embassy-on-Wheels (EOW) to 2,335 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at the Al-Jazeera International School in Dammam last Tuesday and Wednesday.

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No minimum wage set for Indian maids

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Saudi Arabia
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There is no mandatory minimum wage for Indian domestic workers in the new recruitment scheme, Ahmed Al-Fuhaid, deputy labor minister for international affairs, told Arab News on Tuesday.

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Singapore warns maid agencies against 'undignified' ads

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

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SC Slams Odisha Govt Over Plight of Migrant Workers

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Shocked by the horrific incident of chopping of hands of migrant labourers from Odisha by contractors in Andhra Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the States for not having a policy in place to prevent such atrocities and exploitation of such people.

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Migrant labor issue to be discussed with Director General of Myanmar Labor Department

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, 15 July 2014 (NNT) -The Director General of the Department of Employment is preparing to discuss the migrant labor issue with the Director General of Myanmar's Labor Department at the end of this month.

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