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Migrant workers top 600,000: ministry

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Taiwan
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The number of migrant workers in Taiwan in June surpassed 600,000 for the first time, despite a recent slowdown in the pace of recruitment, the Ministry of Labor said on Monday.


As of last month, 603,109 foreigners were employed as construction workers, factory workers, domestic helpers or in other manual labor, the ministry said.


These migrant workers, who come primarily Read More

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Complaints of migrant workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Number of cases filed at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) seeking reimbursement from unscrupulous manpower agencies has increased of late.

A total of 250 cases have been registered at the department in the past month alone, said Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson at the department.

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Non-Muslim hiring rule angers M’sian maid agencies | TODAYonline

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian maid agencies and employers are up in arms after the enforcement of a directive by the Immigration Department which barred them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers.


Malaysian Maid Employers Association (MAMA) president Mr Engku Ahmad Fauzi said over the weekend (Aug 13-14) the rule would heavily limit the candidates that Muslim families may hire. Read More

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Malaysia’s new labor law affects hiring of Filipino maids

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Maid agencies in Malaysia are shocked by the latest directives of the country’s Immigration De­­part­­ment barring them from hiring non-Muslim domestic workers; among them Filipino maids.


Employers have questioned the rationale behind the policy, which department officials said was not new, as they were worried that they may not get any maids at Read More

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454 workers arrested for labour law violation in Oman

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Over 400 labour law violators were arrested during last week, according to the weekly index issued by the Ministry of Manpower.

“454 labour law violators were arrested during the period between August 7 and 13. Among them, there were 353 commercial workers, 45 farmers and 56 domestic workers,” the statement from the ministry added.

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No decision yet on Filipino maids, says official

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Philippines
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Dubai: Discussions on sending Filipino maids to the UAE are still ongoing, contrary to local media reports that said the Philippines would soon resume allowing maids to be recruited from the country, an official said on Tuesday.


Philippine Labour Attache Ofelia Domingo on Tuesday denied reports published in some newspapers in the UAE that the Philippines is “set to lift a ba Read More

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Push to Protect Domestic Workers

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Cambodia
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A labor union yesterday called on the government to ratify the International Convention on Domestic Workers and to amend the country’s Labor Law to improve the rights and working conditions of all workers in Cambodia.


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UAE introduces new initiatives to protect Indian migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago United Arab Emirates
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In a major initiative, India and the UAE have collaborated to ensure blue-collar Indian workers hired to the UAE are offered the same wages and benefits promised to them back home and not duped with fake visas or job offers.


The new collaboration will now allow Indian officials to verify whether employment contracts offered to workers requiring emigration clearance are exactly th Read More