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ILO to review ASEAN consensus on migrant workers next year

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand — The International Labor Organization (ILO) is set to review next year the progress in the implementation of the newly signed consensus of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to boost the protection of its migrant workers.

Nilim Baruah, ILO Senior Migration Specialist, said the ASEAN Consensus on the Protectio Read More


Migrant workers in Taiwan protest revision to labor law 

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100 people from an association for migrant workers assembled in front of the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday to protest against the revision to the current labor law that was passed one year ago, stating they believe the revision would further compromise the rights of migrant workers in Taiwan.

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Migrant workers to get more benefits

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Cambodia
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The government is negotiating with other countries to ensure the safety of migrant workers and that they receive worker benefits while toiling abroad, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.

Mr Hun Sen said on his Facebook page that the negotiations include workplace accident insurance and life insurance.

He added that the government is Read More


100 illegal workers arrested in 2 days — Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry arrested 100 illegal guest workers and issued fines against their employers over the last two days, as part of the ministry’s crackdown campaign, the ministry’s spokesperson, Mohammad Khatib, said on Tuesday. 

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Indonesia urged to protect Thai boat migrants

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Indonesia
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Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Indonesia to help Cambodian migrant workers on Thai fishing boats.

He made the call in a meeting yesterday with the outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Pitono Purnomo.

Mr Hun Sen also urged more cooperation on trade and defence matters, said Kao Kim Huon, minister attached to the Prime Minister.

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Qatar’s migrant fund expected to support Nepali workers

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Qatar
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Nov 4, 2017-The latest initiative by the Qatar government for the protection of its foreign labour force is expected to benefit Nepali migrant workers as well. Qatar recently endorsed a bill, which envisages protecting rights of more than two million of its foreign workers.

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Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 108 days ago Thailand
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January 1, 2018 promises to be an unhappy New Year for many Thai companies. The date marks the end of a six-month amnesty for thousands of illegal migrant workers in the kingdom to come above ground with labor authorities.

The Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act, Thailand’s response to being downgraded to ‘Tier 3’ status on the United States’ gover Read More


Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

Posted by jaypee 108 days ago India
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KOCHI: The Labour Department has registered 26,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam district under the insurance project of the state government. The department has started facilitation centres in the district and deployed several officers for registering migrant workers under the scheme.“The department is primarily targeting workers in Ernakulam. Reg

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