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Dole assures regulation of foreign workers despite Asean integration

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Philippines
http://www.sunstar.com.ph —

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured that the influx of foreign workers from neighboring countries shall remain in-check despite the onset of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) economic integration.

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NRNA to conduct survey on issues of Nepali migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 7, 2016- National Coordination Council of Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) based in Saudi Arabia has decided to conduct a survey about the employment condition of Nepali migrant workers in the country and other Middle East countries.
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Time to rethink foreign worker levies, say struggling SMEs

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Singapore
http://sbr.com.sg —

Policymakers should consider changing current foreign worker levies to help firms cope with slower growth, according to a position paper by the Singapore Business Federation.

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Govt urged to make plans for 5,000 OFWs in danger on Saudi-Yemen border

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Philippines
http://www.interaksyon.com —

MANILA, Philippines -- Migrant workers’ rights advocates urged government on Friday to immediately draw up a plan to protect an estimated 5,000 Filipinos in danger from worsening bombings and artillery exchanges along the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Zero tolerance for abuse of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com —

Police must investigate reports by medical staff that the 10-year-old child who died at Dhaka Medical College after reportedly setting herself on fire, had said she wanted to kill herself because she could no longer bear being abused by her employers.

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No deduction of hiring fee from workers’ pay

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: Recruitment costs will not be imposed on Indonesian domestic workers when they arrive here. They will instead be employed through reputable recruitment agencies, according to a new deal between the two countries.

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More female than male domestics run away

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: A total of 86,549 domestic workers among the 847,927 workers ran away from their workplaces during 2014, according to the annual report for 2014 released by the Ministry of Labor here on Sunday.

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Ads for transfer or hiring of maids banned

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — Anyone placing advertisements for hiring or offering sponsorship transfer of domestic workers will face legal action, according an announcement made by the Ministry of Labor on Sunday.

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