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Indonesia scraps rules restricting foreign workers | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Indonesia
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JAKARTA — Indonesia has scrapped rules introduced this year that made it harder to employ foreign workers after complaints from companies in the latest policy flip-flop.

The government no longer requires firms to hire 10 Indonesian employees for every foreign worker, said Hery Sudarmanto, a director general overseeing foreign workers, about four months Read More


1st batch of Vietnamese domestic workers arrive after 10-year hiatus

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Following the lifting of a 10-year ban on certain categories of Vietnamese workers, the first batch of seven domestic caregivers from the Southeast Asian country arrived in Taiwan Wednesday.

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Trafficked Loggers Returned From Thailand

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Cambodia
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Twenty-nine loggers were sent back to Cambodia from Thailand on Sunday after the group was arrested by Thai soldiers while logging rosewood across the border from Banteay Meanchey province, an official said Monday.

Thai immigration police brought the group of 29 loggers, aged between 17 and 45, to the border after border soldiers picked them up on Saturday, said Sin Namyong, a Poi Read More


Malaysia, Thailand to enhance border cooperation

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Thailand are to discuss cooperation in trade and investment as well as prevention of human trafficking and security along the border areas.

The discussions will be held at the 13th Joint Commission (JCM) for Bilateral Cooperation and fourth Joint Development Strategy (JDS) for Border Areas ministerial meetings between the two countries here on tomorrow a Read More


Indonesian officials say no language tests for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Indonesia
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Indonesia will not compel foreign workers to take examinations to demonstrate proficiency in Bahasa, government officials said on Monday, denying media reports of plans for such a requirement to be introduced by the end of the year.

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Online survey targets problems faced by foreign workers in Japan

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Japan
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A team of international students is conducting an online survey to collect input from foreign workers in Japan and urge changes in tradition-bound Japanese companies, the group said Monday.

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Managing foreign work force skillfully

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Most Saudis who have ever hired a housekeeper from a foreign country understand the bureaucratic procedures involved in obtaining proper documentation and paying the appropriate fees to bring someone into the country.

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Privileges for household workers on the cards

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Qatar
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DOHA: There is the likelihood that domestic workers in the GCC countries may be entitled to privileges like annual bonus, gratuity and paid annual leave with return air fare, among other things.

One of the largest employers of household workers, the GCC states are currently busy developing a common or unified format of employment contract for household sector workers.

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