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Indonesia should protect its overseas workers, not ban them ucanews.com

Posted by charlon 38 days ago Indonesia
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Activists in Indonesia have slammed President Joko Widodo’s proposal to stop sending domestic workers overseas, saying the government should instead focus on protecting Indonesian workers rather than restricting their rights.

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CBCP helping DFA persuade OFWs in conflict-hit areas to avail of repatriation

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Philippines
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The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines is teaming up with the Department of Foreign Affairs in urging overseas Filipino workers in conflict-hit countries to avail of repatriation.

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330 foreign workers held in Riyadh

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The police arrested 330 illegal expatriate workers on Wednesday after several raids in Riyadh districts.

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Minister: Stringent requirement restricting number of Bangladeshi workers

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: There will not be an influx of Bangladeshi workers to the state due to the stringent requirement to bring them in, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.




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Indonesia to impose ban on maids working overseas earlier than expected

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia will prevent its female citizens from working as housemaids and domestic helpers in foreign countries earlier than widely expected, it emerged after a meeting of the country’s National Congress on February 14.

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AEC opens the door for skilled migrant workers - News VietNamNet

Posted by charlon 34 days ago SOUTHEAST ASIA
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The AEC will set in motion the creation of a single market encompassing a ten-nation bloc that includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Filipino world remittances hit record SR101bn | Arab News

Posted by charlon 34 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) across the globe sent home a record SR101 billion ($26.923 billion) last year, a 6.2 percent increase from the SR95.1 billion ($25.351 billion) in 2013, according to a report issued recently by the country’s central bank. 

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Foreign workers enjoy a long break with countrymen

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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JOHOR BARU: Foreign workers based here are taking advantage of the long Chinese New Year holiday to spend time with fellow countrymen.

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