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Migrants risk benefits to stay in work

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Thailand
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A large number of legal migrant workers who are about to complete four-year employment contracts are opting to go through a fresh nationality verification process alongside illegal migrants to extend their employment, even though the practice could cost them their social security benefits.

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Senate urged to pass bill seeking P50,000 credit assistance to OFWs

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Philippines
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Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday urged his colleagues to pass the bill providing P50,000 credit assistance to overseas Filipino workers.

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RM25b sent home by foreign workers last year

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

PETALING : Registered foreign workers sent out RM25.1 billion last year and according to Temerloh MP Nasrudin Hassan, the numbers kept increasing because vocational institutions in the country did not understand the demand of the job market.

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Educating migrant workers on their rights, even before they reach Singapore

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Most migrant workers' complaints stem from costly agency fees or false promises of employment conditions made by agents or middle-men in their home countries, according to the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC).

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No legal protection for domestic workers, unnatural death high

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

Lack of legal protection has left domestic workers in the country vulnerable to abuse by their employers, most of which remain undocumented and, in many cases, result in their untimely death.

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UAE Slams Human Rights Watch Report On Domestic Worker Abuse - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE has dismissed a recent report by Human Rights Watch about the abuse of foreign domestic workers in the country saying that it has “drawn sweeping conclusions based on a small, unrepresentative sample.”

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UAE committed to protecting rights of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (Khaleej Times): The UAE on Thursday responded to a recent statement issued by Human Rights Watch about the treatment of foreign domestic workers in the country by saying that the organisation had “drawn sweeping conclusions based on a small, unrepresentative sample”.

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Changes next year allow foreign would-be spouses to start applying for long-term visit passes before marriage

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans and their would-be foreign spouses will from January next year, be able to start the process of applying for the spouses' Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) before they tie the knot, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Friday.

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