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Kathmandu Post- Labour shortage hits Malaysia after ban on new foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 66 days ago Malaysia
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Apr 23, 2016- Malaysian industry is facing a severe shortage of manpower two months after implementing a decision to suspend the recruitment of new foreign workers.


Many factories are short of workers and their business development has been hampered. Worried employers have urged the government to revoke its decision to stop hiring foreign workers as the labour shortage has put Read More

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Qatar expects foreign worker fingerprint archives to be digitized by mid-year

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Qatar
http://www.biometricupdate.com —

April 18, 2016 - 


According to a senior official in the Qatar Ministry of Interior, archiving of fingerprinting of foreign workers will be fully digital by the middle of this year.


Local media reports that the digitization of more than 1.6 million fingerprints has been completed and the remaining are expected to be converted into electronic f Read More

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FMM: 84% of manufacturers face manpower shortage

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: Factory owner Datuk Syed Mohammed Izhaar Mohammed Sebirm needs 125 foreign workers to meet the demand of his textile factory, but has so far only managed to get 20.

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Groups against hiring of foreign workers now want them

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

PUTRAJAYA: The government is drawing up a systematic method to facilitate the hiring of foreign workers under the rehiring programme, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Wee Ka Siong.


He said the government had received complaints from trade associations facing problems of a shortage of workers after the freeze on the intake of foreign workers since February foll Read More

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Foreign-worker freeze bad for business

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

COFFEESHOP owners are urging the government to reconsider its decision to freeze the intake of foreign workers.


 


They claim that the service sector will be badly affected by the temporary ban, as at least half the legal foreign workers in their employment will be sent back home with no replacements.

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New Law Should Provide Equal Treatment for Indonesian Domestic Workers

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Indonesia
http://www.globalindonesianvoices.com —

More than 80 Indonesian domestic workers gathered in Sekolah Indonesia Singapore, the Indonesian school located on Siglap road, to give inputs on the regulation draft for Indonesia’s overseas workers (RUU PPILN) on Sunday (10/4).


The new law will replace the existing Law number 39 year 2004, which is widely considered as far from sufficient in regulating the placement and pr Read More

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Providing severance pay to foreign workers after departure constitutional

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

The Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that paying foreign workers severance pay only after they depart from Korea does not violate the nation's Constitution.

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Singapore's migrant domestic workers face food rationing, long hours and sexual abuse

Posted by jaypee 83 days ago Singapore
http://www.abc.net.au —

Jocelyn Mompal's eyes filled with tears when she recalled her first visit home to the Philippines after working in Singapore.


"My two younger kids did not come to me," she said.


"Only my eldest son hugged me. I asked them why? And they said they felt shy. It was like they didn't know me."

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