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593 illegal workers held

Posted by jacobo 16 days ago Oman
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MUSCAT — The weekly report of the joint inspection team at the Ministry of Manpower pointed out that the number of workers violating the Labour Law from June 29 to July 5 stood at 593 including 491 commercial workers, 60 farm workers and 42 housemaids and their equivalents.

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Australia returns 41 illegal migrants to Sri Lanka

Posted by jacobo 16 days ago Australia
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The Australian Government has handed over 41 potential asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities near the Port of Batticaloa.

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More health benefits eyed for OFWs

Posted by jacobo 16 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may soon enjoy additional health benefits and better services from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

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Sa Kaeo registers nearly 3,000 Cambodian workers

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Thailand
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SA KAEO, 6 July 2014 (NNT) – From June 26th to July 3rd, 2014, Sa Kaeo province has processed the documents of 2,958 Cambodian migrant workers. Most of them are going to work for food processing factories and construction groups in Samut Prakarn, Chonburi, Sa Kaeo, and Rayong.

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Despite UAE policy, OFWs may still work there

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines—There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the contracts of their nationals.

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Singapore denies maid ‘sale’

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Singapore
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Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has denied media reports that domestic workers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Burma (Myanmar) were being “displayed” in malls in the city-state and made “available for hire at cheap or discounted prices.”

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Bahrain’s new visa policy to increase flexibility

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Bahrain

Manama: A new visa policy that allows nationals of more than 60 countries to obtain a visa on arrival in Bahrain has brought the total number of countries with such an option to nearly 100.

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Aussie authorities remain mum over boats carrying Lankans heading their way

Posted by jacobo 17 days ago Sri Lanka
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Australian Custom and Border Protection Authorities are silent over the fate of two boats which were reported to be approaching Australian waters carrying asylum seekers including Sri Lankans.

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