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Workers in Malaysia not an issue: minister

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday the drafting of an action plan to send workers to Malaysia was still underway, but maintained that the abuses faced by a small number of domestic workers there was not of concern.


Speaking on the sidelines of a joint event with the ILO, Sam Heng said a technical working group was still working with Malaysian officials to draft a Read More

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Ban sending Nepalis to Gulf as domestic workers: House panel

Posted by jaypee 138 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: The Parliament’s International Relations and Labour Committee has directed the Council of Ministers to completely ban sending Nepali workers to the Gulf countries until they formulate substantive laws relating to domestic help and make a bilateral labour agreement with Nepal.


A meeting of the Committee on Sun Read More

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Minimum pay for Filipino maids to go up May 1: Philippine embassy

Posted by jaypee 140 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: From May 1, the minimum salary for domestic workers from the Philippines will be raised from S$550 to S$570, the Philippines Embassy’s Overseas Labour Office (POLO-SG) said on Friday (Mar 31).


In a notice to its more than 200 accredited employment agencies, the embassy’s Labour Attache Ramon Pastrana said this is due to the “fluctuation of exchange rat Read More

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UAE: New Draft of Domestic Worker Law pending approval

Posted by jaypee 141 days ago United Arab Emirates
https://www.migrant-rights.org —

A draft law for domestic workers is now pending approval in the UAE. The proposed law is an amendment to the 2012 draft law, which was approved by the Federal National Council but did not come into force. The new version has been approved by the UAE Cabinet and must now be pass

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Indonesia signals easing of domestic worker travel ban

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Indonesia
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Jakarta is to continue allowing Indonesian domestic helpers to work overseas if there is a need for them, and if working conditions in foreign nations have improved, an Indonesian labor official said.


Jakarta last year said that it would prevent Indonesians from working abroad as domestic helpers as of this year.


However, during an interview with reporters, National Agency Read More

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Nepalese delegation draws attention to worker issues

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — A Nepalese parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia to assess the situation of workers from the country, particularly those who are laid off in recent months.


The delegation held wide-ranging talks with Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis, Undersecretary for International Affairs Ziad Al-Sayegh, Undersecretary for Customer Read More

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Migrant workers told to register or face deportation

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — All migrant workers in the fishing industry are required to register by the end of this month, the Ministry of Labour has announced.

The ministry said all migrant workers in the fishing industry have to register themselves to receive a proper work permit before March 31, as presently there are only 47,000 registered migrant workers in the fisheries sector, Thai National News Bureau repo Read More

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Tadbeer centres to recruit domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 150 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

Dubai: New centres called Tadbeer will replace domestic worker recruitment agencies by the end of the year, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced on Wednesday.


Saqr Ghobash said this decision was taken as the services provided by current recruitment agencies often do not meet the needs of both the domestic worker and the employer.


“These new cen Read More