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Call for change to migrant system - Taipei Times

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Taiwan
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The governments of Taiwan and the Philippines should cut out labor brokers and take direct responsibility for the placement and protection of migrant workers, a Philippine labor activist said in Taipei yesterday.

“The brokers’ fee system should be junked because it’s useless — brokers will not help us if we run into problems,” Gilda Banugan, the chair Read More


Longer stay for migrant workers proposed

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Cambodia
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Currently 1.4 million workers from Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos in line waiting for a nationality check with with 1.5 million illegal foreign workers in Thailand.

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Rehiring costs RM1,200

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: The online registration of illegal foreign workers, which begins today, will require employers to pay RM1,200 as registration and administrative charges for each worker.

The cost does not include fines for immigration offences, levy, visa, processing fee and foreign worker work permits.

In total, employers will pay between RM1,395 and RM3,485 for each worker. Read More


Stop hiring Indonesian maids, says consul - Khaleej Times

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The Indonesian Consulate in Dubai reiterated its call to stop hiring Indonesian maids after its government imposed a ban last year on the deployment of domestic workers to all countries in the Middle East, including the UAE.

In an exclusive interview with Khaleej Times, Indonesian Consul Rijal Al Huda said: "There is no legal framework that provides protection to Indonesi Read More


Foreign worker policy marred by inconsistent flip-flops – S. Ramkrishnan

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Malaysia
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com —

The government’s attempt to bring another 1.5 million unskilled Bangladeshi workers has riled up many sections of Malaysians in disbelieve and disapproval.

In November 2014, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot revealed that there were some 6.7 million foreign workers in Malaysia. Out of that number, only 2.1 million possessed valid work permits and were register Read More


Myanmar embassy to repatriate 216 migrant workers in February

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar Embassy in Malaysia is working this month to help 216 Myanmar migrant workers who are being kept in detention centers to return home, according to the embassy’s announcement.

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New rules for expats hiring Filipina domestic helpers

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT: The Philippine Embassy has set a requirement preventing maid recruitment agencies from allowing expatriates to hire Filipina domestic help. The reason given by the embassy is that some expats were taking the Filipinas to work outside of Kuwait without informing the embassy.

Abdrahim, who runs a maid agency in Ha Read More


Rehiring programmme for illegal foreign workers begins tomorrow

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: The 'Rehiring Programme' involving illegal foreign workers will be implemented online from tomorrow until Dec 31. The Home Ministry in a statement today said the programme, aimed at giving an opportunity to foreigners working illegally in the country, and involving the issuance of valid work permits to meet labour demands in specific sectors, would be done after a tight scr

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