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Indonesia maintains moratorium on domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia will continue to stand by its decision not to send domestic workers to the Middle East, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi said.

She explained the issue of domestic workers was not discussed during HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani’s meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo Read More


Zero cost migration policy for Nepali workers, says official in Oman

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Nepal has stopped issuing labour permits to migrant workers whose air tickets and visa fees are not being paid for by their prospective employers in Oman, a senior official of the Nepal Embassy in Muscat said.

Speaking to the Times of Oman, the official said the embassy of Nepal in Muscat takes this opportunity to refer to the decision of the government

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Domestic workers rally in Hong Kong for pay increase of HKD390 a month

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong rallied again yesterday, calling for the increase of their wages from HKD4,110 to HKD4,500 a month.

Organised by the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB), women from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka marched from Chater Garden in Central to the Labour Department in Sheung Wan.

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Illegal Workers and Prisoners Sent Back to Kingdom

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Cambodia
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PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – According to the National Police, 74 illegal Cambodian workers in Thailand agreed to return to the Kingdom through the Chambok border entry in Malay district, Banteay Meanchey province, on Saturday.

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Qatar said to agree changes to kafala system for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Qatar
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Qatar has reportedly agreed changes to its controversial kafala sponsorship system for foreign workers as its construction industry revs up for the 2022 World Cup tournament.

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Peso decline seen to boost remittances

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Philippines
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The peso’s recent weakness is encouraging migrant workers to send more money to their

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Myanmar a major source of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Burma
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com —

YANGON – Myanmar is one of the world’s largest sources of migrant workers, many of whom are forced to leave the country due to violent conflict, the World Bank reported.

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers around the world come from Myanmar. However, exact figures do not exist. Migrant workers in Myanmar Read More


South Korea’s Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Republic of Korea
http://thediplomat.com —

The plight of migrant workers in South Korea is steadily receiving more attention in popular media, suggesting that social and political changes are afoot.

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