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Labor minister says work permits for domestic workers down by 60 pct

Posted by jaypee 122 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi announced Wednesday that the number of work permit renewals for domestic workers in Lebanon has decreased by 60 percent, which he said would lead to a rise in the employment of Lebanese nationals instead.

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Perak Sultan: Stricter conditions needed for new investments to reduce foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 122 days ago Malaysia
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TAIPING: The Government needs to enforce stricter conditions on the aspect of the labour force when approving new investments in the manufacturing sector, alongside work permits for the services sector, to stem the flood of foreign workers.

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Illegal foreign workers rehiring programme revised to June 30 due to poor response

Posted by jaypee 130 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: The rehiring of illegals programme deadline has been revised from Dec 31 to June 30 due to the poor response from employers. The Home Ministry in a statement said the deadline has been shortened as employers were not responsive to the programme. “Based on our studies, although the programme has been implemented for almost a month with massive enforcement operations condu

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MTUC welcomes freeze on foreign worker recruitment

Posted by jaypee 131 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) welcomes the government's decision to stop the recruitment of foreign workers.


“We see this development to be in line with the memorandum submitted by us last month to the Home Ministry and Human Resource Ministry. This decision should be enforced strictly and thoroughly to Read More

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11 illegal migrants caught hiding in tour bus

Posted by jaypee 131 days ago Thailand
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TAK -- Eleven illegal migrants were found hiding in the luggage compartment of a Bangkok-bound tour bus in Mae Sot district early Monday morning.


The nine men and two women were found duing a search of the Mae Sot - Bangkok bus by soldiers from the 4th Infantry Task Force Regiment at Ban Huay Hin Fon security checkpoint in tambon Mae Pa, about 12.30am.

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Employers of illegal workers to get the rotan

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Malaysia
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EXASPERATED by the poor response from illegal foreign workers and their employers to the government’s rehiring programme, the Immigration Department is pushing for errant employers to be caned, if they are caught and found guilty of harbouring and employing them. Its director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the poor response from the employers and their illegal foreign workers, even

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Unlawful to hire domestic workers in Oman on social media sites

Posted by jaypee 132 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Social networking sites should not be used to hire domestic workers, an official from the ministry of manpower said.

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Domestic workers trained on labour policies

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: Two rights organisations on Saturday trained 40 domestic workers working in Kathmandu on policies on domestic work and role of trade unions in attainment of their rights.


The Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and the Home-based Trade Union Workers of Nepal (HUN) jointly organised the orientation programme at the National Labo Read More