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Protection of OFWs, especially domestic workers, urgently needed

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Philippines
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The Center for Migrant Advocacy is urging the current administration to look into the still widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipino women migrant workers, in particular those working as domestic workers, as noted by the recently released concluding observations of the 64th Session of CEDAW (UN-Convention On the Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women) on the Philippi

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Govt drafts labour law for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Burma
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The government is drafting a foreign labour law to govern the growing number of international workers seeking opportunity in Myanmar, parliament heard yesterday.


U Thein Swe, the minister of labour, immigration and population, said the law will include rules for foreign workers and international investments.

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Kuwait calls for limits on entry of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Kuwait
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The Ministry of the Interior in Kuwait has proposed a set of quotas for every expatriate community in the country in a bid to address the demographic imbalance. Approximately two-thirds of the population in the Gulf State are foreigners.


The proposal was published in Al-Rai newspaper on Monday. It includes putting a halt on recruitment from “bloated” nationalit Read More

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Illegal foreign workers, rule breakers face immediate deportation: Manpower minister

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Indonesia
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Manpower Minister M. Hanif Dhakiri has asserted that illegal foreign workers and foreign workers who violate labor rules will be immediately deported from Indonesian territory.


Hanif asked people to report to the local manpower offices should they find illegal foreign workers or those who are violating the rules. Further action includes sending copies of the reports to provincial- Read More

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Illegal foreign workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: The number of illegal immigrants in the state is on the rise if the arrests made by the State Immigration Department this year are anything to go by.


According to its director Ken Leben, 10 per cent out of the 13,000 foreign workers checked by the department in the first half of this year were found to have violated the Immigration Act and were subsequently arrested.

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Malaysian authorities detain 118 migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
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Jul 25, 2016- The Malaysian authorities have arrested as many as 118 foreign nationals, including two women, in a crackdown on illegal migrants in Kuala Lumpur. It is suspected that many Nepalis are among the arrested.


An eyewitness told the Post that most of the detainees were Bangladeshi and Nepali nationals. The number of Nepalis arrested in the crackdown on Saturday could no Read More

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NHRC calls for laws to regulate duties of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Qatar
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The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has recommended the issuance of laws to regulate the work of domestic workers and protect the rights of persons with disability in Qatar.
It has also sought the adoption of regulations for protection against domestic violence, local Arabic daily Arrayah has rep

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No minimum wage plan for domestic workers, says Bahrain

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Bahrain

Bahrain will not set a minimum wage for its domestic workers due to the free-market nature of its economy, according to officials.


The change would not help the country’s labour market since it works on a demand and supply system, Labour and Social Development Ministry Labour Affairs assistant under-secretary Mohammed Al Ansari told Gulf Daily News.

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