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‘Domestic workers’ conditions at home no less worrying’

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo vowed to stop sending Indonesians to work as housemaids abroad, because the poor treatment they received was humiliating for the nation. The President, however, apparently did not realize that the situation at home is no better.

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Protect rights of migrant workers: MP - The Hindu

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago India
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P. Rajeeve, MP and district secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)], who visited the camps of migrant labourers near Ambalamugal on Sunday, has called for protection of their rights and appealed to the authorities to ensure that they received wages on par with their local counter

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Jokowi’s ban on migrant workers unconstitutional: NGO

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Indonesia
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s planned ban on the dispatch of Indonesian migrant workers would be a big ‘setback’ for the country’s efforts to create decent work for its citizens, no matter where and under what conditions, and violates the Constitution, an NGO concerned about migrant-worker protection has said.

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Malaysian employers of foreign workers can renew permits online soon

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA - Employers of foreign workers, who have to renew their temporary work permits over the counter due to "six special cases", can do it online soon.

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100 Illegal Immigrants Detained At Melaka Bus Terminal For Various Offences

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
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MELAKA, Feb 15 (Bernama) -- One hundred foreigners including six women were detained in Ops Kutip over the weekend at the Melaka Sentral bus terminal in Peringgit, here, Sunday.

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Govt urged to reconsider ban on migrant domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Indonesia
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President Joko “Jokowi” WIdodo’s recent statement on the government’s plans to stop the dispatch of Indonesian female domestic workers has drawn strong criticism from a number of community groups in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara.

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Gov inspects Phuket migrant worker camp, gives it 80-per-cent rating

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Thailand
http://www.phuketgazette.net —

PHUKET: Governor Nisit Jansomwong led an inspection and health advice session at a workers’ camp in Chalong yesterday, as a first step in improving conditions at the more than 200 camps in Phuket.

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Vietnam’s migrant labourers: Going to debt mountain

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Vietnam
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BROKERS’ billboards outside Tan Lieu, a poor rural community in northern Vietnam, advertise “Labour Export”—jobs abroad. Vietnam’s youthful population of 90m adds up to 1.5m each year to the growing work pool. But economic growth, at 6%, is not fast enough to keep all of them employed. Dreaming of fortune, young Vietnamese are pouring overseas as maids, build

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