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POEA: Maids must have FB accounts

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Techie or not, all Filipino domestic workers abroad are now required to have a Facebook account as part of the government’s efforts to monitor their working conditions.

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Ministry to extend part-time services to families employing foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor said it plans to extend its part-time caregiver services to families employing foreign caregivers by the end of this week.

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Migrant worker broker fees ‘exorbitant’: Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Taiwan
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The biggest problem for Indonesian workers in Taiwan are the “exorbitant” brokerage fees, which are unacceptable, Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers official Agusdin Sabiantoro said on Friday.

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Pinoys reminded vs. bringing ‘threatening’ items to HK

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Philippines
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Filipinos were reminded last week against bringing "threatening" items such as stun guns, bullets and knives to Hong Kong.

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Foreign Workers Work Permit Requirements Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Indonesia
http://www.indonesia-investments.com —

Expatriates working in Indonesia are referred to as foreign workers in Indonesian Law number 13 of 2003 regarding Manpower (Labor Law). A foreign worker is defined as a visa holder with foreign citizenship, who has the intention to perform work in Indonesia. Both expatriates working in Indonesia and the companies employing such expatriates are subject to permitting requirements and restri

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Nepal temporarily stops sending housemaids

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi: Nepal temporarily stopped sending housemaids abroad since April 17, 2014, a senior Nepalese official told Gulf News.

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Saudi Arabia says to speed up work visas issuance

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Saudi government will issue new work visas in 10 days rather than 90, a regional Labour Office director said on Saturday.

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Key UK visa change to benefit domestic workers from India

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago India
http://www.hindustantimes.com —

Many domestic workers from India and other countries who come to the UK with their employers and suffer abuse will benefit from a key clause that was successfully inserted in the modern slavery bill during a vote in the House of Lords this week.

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