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Philippine labour office sees surge in job contracts process..

Posted by jacobo 12 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO)  expects a large number of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) to be deployed in Qatar in the coming months, labour attache Leopoldo De Jesus has told Gulf Times.

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72 Cambodian migrant workers caught sneaking to Thailand

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Thailand
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SAKAEW, 15 July 2014 (NNT)-Seventy-two Cambodian nationals – including seven children – have been arrested and detained by Thai immigration and Military troops in Sakaew Province for illegal entry into Thailand. The group was caught while they were sneaking into Thailand.

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Keep migrant labor rules, groups ask

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Taiwan
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Labor and civic groups yesterday called on the Ministry of Labor to scrap clauses on reviewing standards for foreign workers that relax restrictions on hiring blue-collar migrant workers, saying that with such clauses the government is allowing employers to exploit foreign workers and deprive local workers of job opportunities.

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2022 panel doing all for migrant workers’ safety

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Qatar
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The World Cup 2022 Supreme Committee  is doing “everything they can” to make working conditions safe for migrant labourers in the country, a top official of the organising committee has said.

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34 Myanmar nationals arrested for illegal entry

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Burma
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The Thai police have arrested 34 Myanmar nationals who have paid Thai traffickers for their way into Thailand.

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Home no haven for migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Cambodia
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Almost all of the men from Banteay Chhmar commune in Banteay Meanchey province are gone, swept back over the border to Thailand even more suddenly than their brief homecoming last month.

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Singapore agencies warned vs. advertising domestic workers as commodities

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Singapore
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Employment agencies (EA) in Singapore were reminded by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to refrain from commodifying domestic workers in their marketing strategies.

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Manpower Ministry Cracks Down on Illegal Recruiters of Migrant Workers

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Indonesia

Jakarta. The manpower ministry has stripped 17 recruitment agencies of their permits following their attempts earlier this month to send as many as 87 migrant workers to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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