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Hundreds of Fake ID Cards Issued for Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Thailand
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PATHUM THANI — Five officials are suspected of issuing hundreds of fraudulent ID cards for migrant workers in Pathum Thani province, a high ranking official announced today.

An investigation was launched recently after officials disc Read More


Kuwait's new labour law: New benefits for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait intends to join the UAE in enforcing a new labour law giving more protection to foreign workers who dominate the private sector in the oil-rich Gulf emirat4e.
The new law will be enforced at the start of 2016 and it involves new benefits for the workers, including an annual holiday of at least 30 days nine months after the start of the job contract and a free air

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New poll to develop domestic workers recruitment launched

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.tradearabia.com — The UAE's Ministry of Interior has started the field stage of the public opinion poll aimed at organising the domestic workers recruitment sector, to develop and improve the services provided to citizens and residents' families.
The work teams will visit homes and public venues across the UAE to collect opinions and suggestions related to developing and improving the sector; as well Read More

Malaysia to accept 3,000 Syrian refugees: PM Najib

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Malaysia
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UNITED NATIONS, New York: Malaysia will open its doors to 3,000 Syrian migrants over the next three years to help alleviate the refugee crisis, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday (Oct 1) at the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr Najib said Muslim countries were partly responsible for ensuring the well-being of the marginalised Syrians fleeing their country Read More


Authorities in Nantou arrest group of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 57 days ago Taiwan
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Authorities in Nantou County’s Jhushan Township (竹山) arrested five runaway migrant workers who had taken temporary jobs in the area’s tea plantations and warned employers not to breach labor laws by hiring foreign nationals who do not have a valid work permit.

A patrol squad, headed by Yenping Precinct chief Chang Kung-wu (張功武), stopped three males and two females on a Read More


Malaysia and Indonesia to review mechanism for hiring of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to review the mechanism for hiring and managing Indonesian foreign workers in Malaysia.

​This was agreed upon at a bilateral meeting between the two countries over the hiring of foreign workers and maids from Indonesia, at the sidelines of the 10th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) here Thursday.

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United Arab Emirates unveils new migrant labor reforms

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago United Arab Emirates
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ABU DHABI - The United Arab Emirates is introducing labor reforms aimed at tightening oversight of employment agreements for the millions of temporary migrant workers who make up the bulk of the country's workforce, a top Emirati official said yesterday.

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Employers group wants cost of hiring foreign workers checked

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Malaysia
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The government needs to address the rising cost of foreign worker recruitment in the 2016 Budget 2016, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said.

The MEF, in a statement, claimed that foreign worker recruitment costs had increased due to outsourcing of services by the government, imposition of levy, expiration of Fomema's 15-year concession, and high medical inspection cost. Read More