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Pakistan domestic workers demand legal recognition

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Pakistan
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Female domestic workers took to the streets of the Pakistan city of Lahore on April 28, in a rally to mark Labor Day and to demand the government give them workers' rights enshrined in law.

At least 150 workers and activists, marched on the Lahore Press Club holding signs that read "better wages our right" and "we are laborers," blocking traffic for more than an hour.

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Indonesia plans to stop sending new live-in maids abroad,

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia says it will stop sending new live-in maids abroad from as early as next year. Its authorities want domestic workers to live separately from their employers in dormitories, work regular hours, and get public holidays and days off.

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower's director for the protection and placement of Indonesian migrant workers abroad, Mr Soes Hindharno, told Read More


Service of a domestic worker: Saudis have 3 options

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — Minister of Labor and Social Development Muferrej Al-Haqabani has issued decisions to regulate the domestic labor market by diversifying a range of services.

The decisions relate to recruitment companies. They define three types of services recruitment companies can provide: Mediating in the recruitment, offering the services of domestic workers, and the transfer o Read More


RI to halt labor exports next year

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Indonesia
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Working as a domestic helper abroad has been a promising profession for many Indonesians as it offers better wages and prestige. Besides, the workers also contribute a great deal to the welfare of their families back home — and foreign exchange to the government.

However, instead of providing more comprehensive protection to the foreign exchange heroes or heroines and the

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Qatar seeks 100K Cambodian workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Cambodia
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A Qatari envoy yesterday told Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng that the Gulf state was interested in receiving as many as 100,000 Cambodian workers. This interest has rekindled concerns for would-be migrants’ well-being among labour rights advocates, despite the envoy’s assurances they would be well looked after.

Saleh Saeed Al-Shawi, director of the Department of Legal Aff Read More


Nearly 20,000 visas issued for Bangladeshis to work as domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, May 21: Nearly 20,000 work permits have been issued for Bangladeshis to work as domestic workers for Kuwaiti families following the announcement made by Ministry of Interior to allow recruitment of Bangladeshi nationals, reports Al-Shahed daily.

The General Department for Residency Affairs earlier issued a Read More


50 recruitment agencies sign pledge of commitment

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Qatar
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As many as 50 recruitment agencies based in Qatar have pledged to engage in “responsible recruitment and placement” of migrant workers, an official of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (Polo) in Doha has said.

Labour attaché David Des T Dicang said the recruitment agencies signed a pledge of commitment during the culminati Read More


30 days for recruitment of Indonesian domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that the recruitment of Indonesian domestic workers takes a maximum of one month after the issuance of the visa.

This was announced after the ministry signed an agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration for hiring domestic workers from Indonesia, said a source.

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