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BPS warns govt of foreign worker influx

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Indonesia
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The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) warned the government to anticipate an influx of foreign workers following a drastic increase in January.

BPS recorded the arrival of 25,238 foreign part-time employees, representing a 73.46 percent increase compared to December figures. There were 14,907 part-time foreign employee arrivals in January, 2015.

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MTUC welcomes freeze on foreign worker recruitment

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) welcomes the government's decision to stop the recruitment of foreign workers.


“We see this development to be in line with the memorandum submitted by us last month to the Home Ministry and Human Resource Ministry. This decision should be enforced strictly and thoroughly to Read More

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11 illegal migrants caught hiding in tour bus

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Thailand
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TAK -- Eleven illegal migrants were found hiding in the luggage compartment of a Bangkok-bound tour bus in Mae Sot district early Monday morning.


The nine men and two women were found duing a search of the Mae Sot - Bangkok bus by soldiers from the 4th Infantry Task Force Regiment at Ban Huay Hin Fon security checkpoint in tambon Mae Pa, about 12.30am.

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Employers of illegal workers to get the rotan

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Malaysia
http://www.nst.com.my —

EXASPERATED by the poor response from illegal foreign workers and their employers to the government’s rehiring programme, the Immigration Department is pushing for errant employers to be caned, if they are caught and found guilty of harbouring and employing them. Its director-general Datuk Sakib Kusmi said the poor response from the employers and their illegal foreign workers, even

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Domestic workers trained on labour policies

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: Two rights organisations on Saturday trained 40 domestic workers working in Kathmandu on policies on domestic work and role of trade unions in attainment of their rights.


The Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and the Home-based Trade Union Workers of Nepal (HUN) jointly organised the orientation programme at the National Labo Read More

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Foreign worker health examination fees can be paid via Pos Online

Posted by jaypee 50 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Agents and employers can now pay the health examination fees of foreign workers through the Pos Online portal managed by Pos Malaysia.


Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Hatar Ismail said today the facility was an alternative to other payment methods such as bank draft, cheque and postal Read More

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Govt faces flak for seeking new foreign workers for big projects

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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A labor union leader has lashed out at the government’s plan to import more foreign workers for ongoing construction projects, saying the move is unnecessary.


Project delays have stemmed from lack of proper planning by authorities, and not due to worker shortage, Chan Pat-kan, chairman of the Construction Site Workers General Union, said Wednesday.

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M’sian foreign worker policy cuts firms’ costs: Minister

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian government’s policy of allowing foreign workers is a form of subsidy for businesses that will otherwise have to pay double or more to hire locals to do the same job, said Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed.


“For example, let’s say for the same sector and same job, an employer would have to pay RM3,000 (S$1,015)a month to a Read More