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ID cards distributed to domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com —

The Domestic Workers’ Rights Union distributed identity cards to the members of the union at a function organised in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) on Tuesday.

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Saudi approves plans to hire 1.2 mln workers

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://english.alarabiya.net —

The Ministry of Labor has started giving permission to six recruitment companies to issue 1.2 million visas to hire housemaids, laborers, drivers and other workers for occupations needed in the Saudi market.

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Foreign worker marriage ban gets revoked

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Lebanon
http://www.dailystar.com.lb —

BEIRUT: Civil society groups succeeded earlier this month in lobbying the Justice Ministry to revoke a decision that would have effectively put the personal lives of foreign workers under the scrutiny of the government.

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Indian order to hit Gulf job-seekers | Oman Observer

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago India
http://omanobserver.om —

MUMBAI: July 12: In its zeal to protect the interest of workers seeking employment in various Gulf nations, India, in a diktat which is likely to do more harm than good, has decreed that no recruiting agent should charge more that Rs 20,000 from any person seeking employment there. What complicates the matter further, possibly dimming the chances Indian worke

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Cambodia Creates ‘Border Pass’ for Workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Cambodia
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong has signed an agreement in Thailand to create a ‘Border Pass’ for workers living along the Cambodian-Thai border.

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$120,000 gift to help foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

Close to 300 foreign workers breaking fast at Pasir Ris Park on July 12, 2015. The event which included a walk and a concert was organised by the Paya Lebar Methodist Church and NGO Healthserve.

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Police cripple gang extorting foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

JOHOR BARU: The police detain three men suspected of being involved in extorting foreign workers in an operation in Jalan Sungai Danga, at midnight, yesterday.

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Child trafficking: ‘worst form’ of child labour, or worst approach to young migrants? | openDemocracy

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Thailand
https://www.opendemocracy.net —

Child trafficking is often used synonymously with child labour migration. This framing does a disservice to many child migrants, who change place for many reasons, and new thinking is necessary.

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