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Malaysia maintains cap on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Malaysia
http://news.asiaone.com —

KUALA LUMPUR - The number of documented foreign workers remains under control at an estimated 2.1 million from a total of 14 million active workforce, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib.

He said they would maintain the number of legal foreign workers below the 15 per cent limit, which is currently at 1 per cent away from the government's cap.

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In-flight beer a rare treat for Nepali migrant workers ...

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Nepal
http://news.trust.org —

KATHMANDU, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Nabin Lama, leaving Nepal after his annual home leave to return to his construction job in Saudi Arabia is not easy. What makes the journey bearable - even enjoyable - is the can of beer he can drink on the flight from Kathmandu.

As soon as the seatbelt sign dinged off on a flight to Mumbai - from where he and a couple of hundred Read More


No uniform health insurance premium for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — Health insurance premium for domestic workers varies depending on their medical history, Makkah Arabic newspaper quoted health insurance companies as saying on Monday.

Annual health insurance premium varies between SR2,100 and SR4,300, a source told the newspaper.

Saudi sponsors must provide complete medical history of their domestic workers to health insurance Read More


Foreign workers now 14% of total national workforce

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is just one percent away from reaching Putrajaya’s foreign worker limit of 15% out of the total national workforce.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Ismail Abdul Muttalib said the current percentage of documented foreign workers stands at 14% (about two million) out of the 14 million workforce in the country.

“We hope more employers will hi Read More


MOM urges operators of factory converted dormitories to raise housing standards of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Aug 1) called on operators of what it calls "factory converted dormitories" (FCDs) to improve the housing conditions of foreign workers.

FCDs are dormitories for foreign workers that are housed in partially converted factories or other workplaces.

Last Friday, foreign worker advocacy group the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC Read More


Singapore Tightens Conditions For Hiring Foreign Professionals

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Singapore
http://profit.ndtv.com —

Singapore: Singapore will raise the salary criteria for foreign managers and specialists that companies can hire starting next year, a move that may add to the competitive challenges faced by local firms amid slowing economic growth.

The qualifying monthly salary for employment passes (EP) will be raised by 9 percent to S$3,600 ($2

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Recent laws in Saudi reinforce migrant workers’ vulnerability

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Saudi Arabia
https://www.migrant-rights.org —

The ongoing stream of laws and regulations drafted and implemented by Saudi’s labor and interior ministries reflect the entanglement of migration and domestic politics. The overall effect of these laws, and of the accompanying government narrative, reinforces the marginalization of migrant workers and immerses them in a society ever more hostile to

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KUNA : Foreign workers shelter.. Addition to Kuwait's human rights record

Posted by jaypee 57 days ago Kuwait
http://www.kuna.net.kw —

KUWAIT, July 30 (KUNA) -- Due to its utter commitment to the issues of human rights, Kuwait had established the foreign workers shelter as a ...

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