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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Qatar
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Doha, Qatar — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

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Government draws up plan to help domestic workers fetch better wages

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Indian domestic workers may soon head for the United Kingdom or West Asia courtesy of the central government, which has drawn up a plan to provide skill development as well as facilitate overseas placement of the vast and largely unorganised workforce of maids, cooks and babysitters, among others.

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Qatar reassures India over labor reforms - Kuwait Times | Kuwait Times

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: Qatar has reassured India that labor reforms will improve the conditions of more than half a million Indian migrants, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised concerns of abuses during a weekend visit to the Gulf state, a statement said yesterday. Qatar is home to 630,000 Indian nationals, the single largest group of migrants in the country of 2 million. Many work in low paid

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CNMI foreign workers threatened with expulsion

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago New Zealand
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The Northern Marianas is facing a humanitarian and economic crisis as more than 1,300 of its foreign workers could be forced to leave the territory.


This comes after the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that its cap of 12,999 positions for foreigners to work in the territory had been reached.


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Saudi fin min: no tax on foreign workers' remittances |

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will not impose a tax on the money which foreign workers in the kingdom send back to their home countries, finance minister Ibrahim Alassaf told reporters on Tuesday.

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4.7 million foreign workers in UAE private sector: official

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Acting Undersecretary at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Humaid Rashid bin Demas, said decent work and protecting workers' well-being constitute a pillar for sustainable development in the UAE.

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Foreign workers to be checked for legal compliance

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, 13 June 2016 (NNT) – Authorities are preparing to run an inspection on foreign workers with pink cards in a bid to ensure their compliance with the law while a new type of permit will soon be issued to facilitate the workers’ examination process.

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Penang faces talent and foreign worker shortage | theSundaily

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang's industrial sector is facing a shortage of talent and foreign workers especially in its two major economic pillars of manufacturing and services.


Special Advisor to the Penang Chief Minister, Datuk Lee Kah Choon (pix), said manufacturing of electrical and electronic products and the services sectors are most affected.

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