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Saudization: Labor Ministry to unveil six new projects

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development is reportedly in the process of producing six projects to increase Saudisation in the labour market.

Arab News cited a source as saying a key objective of the ministry is to reduce the difference in costs between hiring Saudis and expat workers.

The projects involve developing recruitment mechanisms so se Read More


Move to protect female Indian workers in Oman and GCC welcomed

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Oman
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Muscat: India’s move to protect its female migrant workers is a good thing, the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC’s) General Secretary said.

“Any measures which defeat the abuse of domestic workers by shady recruitment agencies is a good thing,” Sharan Burrow, ITUC general secretary, told the Times of Oman.

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Saudi lifts ban on Bangladeshi workers, while ignoring plight of thousands of stranded workers

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has lifted a six-year ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. The move comes even as the Kingdom struggles to deal with tens of thousands of migrant workers stranded and starving, without pay or sustenance.

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Saudi lifts hiring ban on Bangladeshi workers – report

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers, local media quoted the ministry of Labour and Social Development as saying.

The ban, partly in force since 2008, only allowed domestic helpers from Bangladesh to work in the kingdom.

Bangladesh ambassador Golam Moshi told local daily Arab News that the move follows a meeting between Saudi King Read More


NTT Contributes to High Number of Illegal Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Indonesia
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TEMPO.CO, Kupang - East Nusa Tenggara is currently listed as one of five provinces Indonesia that contributes to the largest number of illegal migrant workers. The data was revealed by Dedi Cahyanto, Special Staff of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Mi

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Over 60 domestics caught working in cafes for men

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11: The joint committee affiliated to the Council of Ministers in coordination with securitymen from Ministry of Interior carried out a campaign targeting violators of residency law from cafés in Hawally area. During the campaign, more than 60 female domestic workers were arrested for working in cafés frequented by men, reports

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New law drafted to ensure domestic workers get weekly rest: official

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has drafted a law giving foreign domestic workers at least one day off a week although the draft is still being reviewed by the Cabinet, Deputy Minister of Labor Lin San-quei (林三貴) said Thursday.

Lin made the comment following a recent U.S. report saying that migrant domestic helpers and live-in caregivers in Taiwan are not ensured at least one day

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Govt to launch pilot for overseas domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Burma
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The government is planning to launch a pilot project aimed at protecting the rights of domestic workers from Myanmar who are employed in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, an official from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said yesterday.

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