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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Industry players incurred losses over RM7.7 billion following the government’s freeze on the intake of foreign workers in February this year.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told the Dewan Rakyat today that the local furniture industry had incurred losses over RM6.7 billion and the plantation industry losses of over RM1 billi Read More

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PH, Malaysia agree to deport thousands of illegal Filipino workers from Sabah

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Philippines
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President Duterte has confirmed a deal with Malaysia to deport thousands of illegal Filipino workers from Sabah.


In his arrival speech at the F. Bangoy International Airport in Davao City, the President said some 7,000 illegal Filipino migrants will be gradually repatriated and that the government will intervene and provi Read More

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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Thailand
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Civic groups are demanding stronger legal help for migrant workers after finding their access to labour rights is still being "limited" by the practices of Southeast Asian countries. The Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, known as the Cebu Declaration, was ratified by Asean members in the Philippines' province of Ceb

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Run away workers won’t be allowed to enter KSA

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — Workers who run away from their sponsors and declared Huroob will never be allowed to return to the Kingdom, Al-Madina Arabic daily quoted Director of Makkah passports police Maj. Gen. Khalafallah Al-Tuwairqi as saying on Sunday.


He said that any expat who runs away from Saudi sponsor (Huroob) will be fined SR100,000, deported and banned from entering the Kingdom ag Read More

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New maternal and infant care course for foreign domestic workers launched

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A new course on maternal and infant care will be open to foreign domestic workers from Dec 4, announced the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST) on Monday (Nov 14).


The classes will be conducted by FAST's training provider, Aria Training and Consultancy.


It will cover topics such as child safety, wellness care, bottle fee Read More

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Saudi cabinet approves hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Saudi cabinet approved on Monday the hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers as part of an agreement between the two states, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The decision will address the shortage of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia after the ban of some nationalities to fill such posts.

The ban was imposed by Saudi Arabia and other countries that have been demandin

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800 domestic workers complete course on entrepreneurship

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Dubai: Can Filipino domestic workers become the next wave of entrepreneurs in their home country?


Joan Francisco, 30, a nanny here for two years, offers a hint. The mother of one started dabbling in stocks trading three months ago using an online platform.


She sets aside Dh100 per month and invests it in a long-term stocks fund which she hopes would one day fund the college Read More

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UAE missions in Delhi and Kerala start new UAE visa system

Posted by jaypee 26 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE Consulate General in Kerala has started issuing employment visas to some categories of prospective Indian employees coming to the UAE under a newly introduced system, a senior official told Gulf News on Monday.


The prospective domestic help and blue-collar workers can directly collect the employment visa from the consulate by submitting a reference numb Read More