ABU DHABI - The United Arab Emirates is introducing labor reforms aimed at tightening oversight of employment agreements for the millions of temporary migrant workers who make up the bulk of the country's workforce, a top Emirati official said yesterday.Read More
It came as a shock to many when two Nepali women—a 26 and 48-year-old—recently disclosed that they had been used as “sex-slaves” in Gurgaon, India.
Even more appalling was that the accused was a high-profile Saudi diplomat based in New Delhi. The duo, lured into foreign employment by a village agent with the promise of jobs as housemaids, in Saudi Arabia, w Read More
A major factor holding up an agreement to send Cambodian workers to Qatar is the Cambodian government’s refusal to send domestic workers to the country amid a “high risk” of sexual abuse, a Labour Ministry official said yesterday.
Cambodia and Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011 to allow Cambodians to work in the Middle Eastern state, where thousand Read More
TEMPO.CO, Johor Baru - Indonesian General Consulate in Johor Baru, Malaysia reported that it had has deported hundreds of illegal Indonesian migrant workers who were arrested by the Malaysian government in the past few months.
"On Thursday (17/9), we deported 329 Indo Read More
Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan approved a revision of the regulations regarding work permits for foreign domestic caretakers Friday, allowing them, under special circumstances, to work in Taiwan for a maximum 14 years.Read More
Rights advocates and foreign workers yesterday gathered outside the gates of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to protest reports that rules requiring foreign workers to leave the nation every three years would be removed from a proposed amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法).Read More