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Filipino medical workers suffer abuse, humiliation

Posted by jacobo 35 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, June 18: Twelve Filipino nurses who are working for a homecare centre in Kuwait were allegedly thrown out of their accommodation by their Lebanese manager after filing complaints at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour against their company for contract substit

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DFA lowers alert level for Thailand

Posted by jacobo 37 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has lowered the crisis alert level in Thailand, as the political situation continues to stabilize.

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Thailand: No ‘sweep and clean’ policy on illegal foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 37 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, June 16 ― Thailand's junta denied today that they were pursuing a “sweep and clean” policy of driving illegal foreign workers out of the country, despite mass departures by fearful Cambodians since the military took power last month.

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Palace urges Pinoys to leave Iraq, Libya

Posted by jacobo 37 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Malacanang on Monday reiterated its calls for Filipinos in Iraq and Libya to voluntarily return to the Philippines as security in those 2 countries continues to deteriorate.

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Chiang Mai raids on migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 37 days ago Thailand
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CHIANG MAI - A total of 104 undocumented workers were briefly detained before being released and would be pushed back to Myanmar, according to provincial immigration police. 

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NCPO: No crackdown on alien workers

Posted by jacobo 37 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The National Council for Peace and Order has no policy to crack down on migrant workers but its officials will visit all areas where there are illegal workers to learn of the real, accummulated problems stemming from the long mismanagement of alien labour, NCPO deputy spokesman Col Winthai Suvari said on Monday.

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OFW remittances up 5.2 pct in April

Posted by jacobo 37 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Remittances grew in April due to continuous demand for overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

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OFWs seen to benefit as PHL votes for ILO protocol, recommendation vs. forced labor

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Philippines
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In what could be a boon for overseas Filipino workers, the Philippines has thrown its support behind the International Labor Organization's adoption of a protocol and recommendation against forced labor.

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