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Indonesia to raise minimum wage for migrant workers in Brunei

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Indonesia
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The Indonesian Embassy in Brunei revealed Thursday that it plans to raise the standard minimum wage (UMR) for Indonesian workers in Brunei. 


Pribadi Sutiono, the embassy’s deputy chief of mission in Brunei, told The Jakarta Post that the UMR for Indonesian workers would increase from B$250 (US$186) to B$350 per month.

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Govt Seeks Work Permits for Undocumented Domestic Workers Abroad

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Burma
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NAYPYIDAW—Burma’s government will seek the cooperation of concerned labor ministries to issue official work permits for undocumented Burmese domestic workers in foreign countries, said Thein Swe, minister of labor, immigration and population.


“We will cooperate with concerned embassies and labor ministries to make a list of illegal Burmese domestic workers in fore Read More

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Indonesian labors object to massive inflow of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Labor Confederation (KSPI) has strongly objected to the massive inflow of foreign workers, terming it against the countrys constitution.

"Stop the massive inflow of foreign workers because it is not in accordance with the constitution that guarantees the right of every Indonesian citizen to have a decent means of livelihood," KSPI Presiden

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Syndicate bringing in illegal workers smashed

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Singapore
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A syndicate which used bogus jobs to trick the authorities into approving work permits for Chinese nationals has been smashed.


The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) arrested 44 people in an islandwide operation over two days last week.


They include the syndicate's suspected mastermind, a Chinese national in his 30s, who was nabbed in his Ubi office.

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Malaysia halts foreign worker intake

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian government is keeping the number of foreign workers just under its 15% limit.


The total number of registered foreign workers currently stands at an estimated 2.1 million, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Mattalib, at the Skill Development Fund Corporation Hari Raya open house press conference.


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Changhua promotes better understanding of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The Changhua County government has released 12 promotional videos on the working conditions faced by foreign nationals in Taiwan to raise awareness of laws and regulations related to foreign workers in the country.

The videos, unveiled at a press conference at Changhua County Hall, are part of an effort by the county government to promote a friendlier envir

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Malaysia maintains cap on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR - The number of documented foreign workers remains under control at an estimated 2.1 million from a total of 14 million active workforce, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib.


He said they would maintain the number of legal foreign workers below the 15 per cent limit, which is currently at 1 per cent away from the government's cap.


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In-flight beer a rare treat for Nepali migrant workers ...

Posted by jaypee 57 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Nabin Lama, leaving Nepal after his annual home leave to return to his construction job in Saudi Arabia is not easy. What makes the journey bearable - even enjoyable - is the can of beer he can drink on the flight from Kathmandu.


As soon as the seatbelt sign dinged off on a flight to Mumbai - from where he and a couple of hundred Read More