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Govt seeks trafficking details

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Thailand
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Thailand has made significant advances to deal with human trafficking, and is working towards developing a case system to track data and statistics, according to the government's anti-human trafficking...

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Labor ministry to diversify workforce

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan is seeking to diversify its supply of migrant workers, especially caregivers in the wake of an announcement from Indonesia that it intends to gradually stop allowing its citizens to take up positions in Taiwan and some Asian countries from 2017.

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Netizens outraged over foreign worker meals | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE — At Hiap Seng Engineering, its foreign workers are provided with three meals a day, all fully paid for by the company itself.

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Human Trafficking: U.S. Presses Thailand on Worker Protections

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Thailand
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The migrant workers at Chotiwat Manufacturing’s tuna cannery in southern Thailand are not familiar with voting. Most are from Myanmar, which is emerging from military rule. And in Thailand generals staged a coup in 2014. So before Chotiwat held elections for a worker council last year, it ran workshops for 5,500 employees on the basics of democracy. Now 17 worker representative

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Poor nutrition in foreign workers’ catered meals: Study - Channel NewsAsia

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Foul-smelling curry, rock-solid fish with scales still intact, and roti prata so hard that it feels like one is “chewing on plastic” — these are how some foreign workers describe the food catered for them at work sites.

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157 human trafficking victims rescued in 2014

Posted by jaypee 69 days ago Thailand
Some 157 Lao nationals who fell victim to human trafficking were rescued in Thailand last year, an increase from the 103 rescued the year before, statistics showed. Read More
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ADB: Govts must ensure remittances used for inclusive growth

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Philippines
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Asian governments and the private sector must take full advantage of the sharp increase in workers’ migration and remittances, making sure the funds are channeled through the formal financial system and fully utilized for inclusive economic growth, delegates to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) forum agreed on Wednesday.

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India doesn't ratify ILO convention on domestic workers: Bandaru Dattatreya

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: India has not ratified International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention on decent work for domestic workers as the national laws and practices are not in conformity with the provisions laid down by the global agency, Parliament was informed today.

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