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Illegal workers in Oman get one last lifeline for easy exit

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Oman
http://timesofoman.com —

Muscat: With the Oman government deciding to extend the amnesty by three months, expatriates in Oman without legal status have been given one more chance to leave the country without paying fines.

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Higher salary cap for foreign workers looking to bring family over

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Foreign workers working in the Republic will face a higher salary bar in order to bring their family members over under the Dependant's or Long Term Visit Pass from Sep 1 this year.

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Report finds some migrant workers exploited

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago New Zealand
http://www.radionz.co.nz —

The Government has released a report into the exploitation of migrant workers - especially those from the Philippines - involved in the Canterbury rebuild.

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Illegal expats warned not to abuse amnesty

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Bahrain
http://www.tradearabia.com —

Expatriates working illegally in Bahrain have been warned against exploiting a general amnesty that allows them to return home without facing any penalties.

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19 Pinoys seek repatriation after surviving two car bomb attacks in Iraq

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Iraq
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Nineteen Filipino employees of an upscale restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq, have asked to be repatriated two months after they nearly became casualties in two suicide car bomb explosions, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

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Reform needed to working holiday visas to prevent exploitation: academic

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

Australia's working holidaymaker visa scheme is leaving vulnerable migrant workers open to exploitation by dodgy employers, and needs some major reforms, according to a workplace law expert.

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OFW remittances in peril | ABS-CBN News

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Philippines
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

MANILA - Alarmed over the move by developed countries to shut down remittance firms due to suspicions that these are being used to funnel funds to terrorists, the Philippine remittance industry is appealing to the Aquino administration and multilateral agencies to intervene.

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South-east Asia migrant crisis, in pictures - Telegraph

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Burma
http://www.telegraph.co.uk —

More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Burma and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore Friday around South-east Asia, describing murder, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea.

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