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24% of 700 foreign maids surveyed suffer from poor mental health

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A study of about 700 foreign domestic workers showed that 24 per cent of them could be suffering from poor mental health.

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Women migrants send larger part of their income home than men, IOM says

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Philippines
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Women international migrants are earning less than men but send a larger part of their income home, the International Organization for Migration (IOM).



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Bahrain steps up crackdown on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Bahrain
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The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has unveiled plans to step up inspections at trade, industrial and tourism establishments as part of efforts to address the issue of illegal workers, a report said.

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Kuwait eyes new sources for hiring domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The Ministry of Interior, in coordination with its foreign affairs counterpart, is looking into the possibility of hiring domestic workers from countries other than those currently sending these workers to Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily quoting high ranking officials from the General Dep

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Human-trafficking bill passes first reading

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Thailand
THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday agreed in principle to a bill aimed at tackling human trafficking with heavier penalties, including the immediate closure of businesses found to be abusive to employees and death penalty if the abuse results in deaths. Read More
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Baha police detain 1,267 illegal expats

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The police in the Baha region arrested 1,267 foreign workers for violating the local regulations last month.

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No proper regulations to protect domestic workers, says MTUC

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian government needs to come up with laws and regulations to protect the basic rights of domestic workers, says Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).




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Gov’t to Issue Identity Cards to Undocumented Workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Thailand
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The government is planning to issue identity documents to an estimated 645,567 undocumented Burmese migrant workers in Thailand, according to an official from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.

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