Foreign domestic helpers fear they may be left out in Hong Kong's first law on working hours as a government adviser tasked with studying its enactment admit they have never talked about including maids throughout more than 2-1/2 years of discussion.Read More
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Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) Members of Migrant Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT) staged a rally in front of the Ministry of Labor Monday, demanding that Taiwan's fishing boat owners stop deducting meal and lodging fees from workers' wages.Read More
The nation's first union for foreign workers has vowed to improve working conditions for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Korea, following the government's recognition of it as a legitimate organization.
The nation’s first migrant workers’ union Thursday received a permit to legally form a labor union from the government after a monthlong sit-in in central Seoul demanding the long-overdue authorization.
“We are very happy to receive the permit to eventually form the union,” Nazmul Hossain, secretary-general of the Seoul-Gyeonggi-Incheon Migrants’ T
China has a new generation of around 100 million migrant workers, the offspring of rural farmers who moved to industrial cities, who are flooding urban areas while their parents have gradually retreated from the city, the state-run China News Service reports.Read More