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Thailand rules out new migrant worker registration deadline

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Thailand
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A senior Labour Ministry official in Thailand has said it will not extend a deadline for the registration of migrant workers that expires on July 29, a Bangkok newspaper reported on July 14.

Mr Arak Phrommanee also said a crackdown on the illegal employment of migrant workers would begin as soon as the registration period ended, the Bangkok Post reported.

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Kuwait sets minimum wage for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait has become the first Gulf Arab country to set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of domestic servants.

A notice published on the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry's website on Thursday listed the minimum salary as 60 Kuwaiti dinars ($198) a month.

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Ministry steps up enforcement on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Home Minis­try said it will step up enforcement operations against foreigners illegally employed as security guards.


“Allegations or reports on a flood of illegal foreigners employed as security guards is due to the tendency of the security firm out to make a quick profit,’’ the ministry said in a statement.

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Last chance to register illegal workers on June 30

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: Employers have until Thursday (June 30) to participate in the government’s Rehiring Programme to ensure all illegal foreign workers have valid working permits. The Home Ministry in a statement today said the government would not hesitate to take legal action in line with Section 55 (B) of Immigration Act 1959/63 against any employer who hires illegal foreign workers. Un

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New financial scheme for Indonesian domestic workers in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Employers of new Indonesian domestic workers will no longer need to pay high placement fees and several other costs associated with hiring a maid, with the announcement of a new financial scheme by the Indonesian government.

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Saudi Labor Ministry Warns Against ‘Advertising’ Domestic Workers; Visa Trade Rife During Ramadan across GCC

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Saudi Arabia
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In a recent development, Saudi Labor Ministry has issued a statement warning employers against recruiting workers through illegal channels; specifically via advertisements and social media. Mohammed Al-Falih, assistant undersecretary for inspection, said that such recruitment

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Northern Marianas wants new approach to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago New Zealand
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The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Ralph Torres, is calling on the United States Government to give longtime foreign workers in the territory improved status.

The governor said guest workers played a crucial role in the development of the islands.

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Penang faces talent and foreign worker shortage | theSundaily

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Malaysia
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang's industrial sector is facing a shortage of talent and foreign workers especially in its two major economic pillars of manufacturing and services.

Special Advisor to the Penang Chief Minister, Datuk Lee Kah Choon (pix), said manufacturing of electrical and electronic products and the services sectors are most affected.

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