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Army of migrant workers approaches 500,000

Posted by jaypee few seconds ago Taiwan
http://focustaiwan.tw —

The number of foreign workers has increased significantly since the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) began to ease restrictions on new hires in the manufacturing sector three years ago.

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28 illegal workers caught

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Macau SAR
http://macaubusinessdaily.com —

The Public Security Police last month carried out inspections at 303 sites in search of illegal workers. A total of 25 illegal workers were found, according to figures released yesterday by the Public Security Police.

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Half of pregnant domestic workers in HK sacked illegally

Posted by jacobo 47 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.rappler.com —

HONG KONG – Illegal termination, lack of medical and institutional support, prohibitive living costs and sex discrimination are just some of the problems faced by nearly half of all pregnant domestic workers in Hong Kong.

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Comelec urges Pinoys in HK to register starting May 7 for 2016 polls

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.gmanetwork.com — This early, Filipinos in Hong Kong were urged to register as voters for the May 2016 national elections, with the registration period starting May 7.
 
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First domestic workers from Myanmar arrive in Hong Kong amid concerns of abuse

Posted by jacobo 50 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

The first group of maids hired from Myanmar arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, pronouncing themselves happy and excited to be in the city but saddled with a HK$16,000 agency debt that will take half their salaries for the first year.

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BBC News - Filipinos boost remittance sector growth in Hong Kong

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.bbc.co.uk —

When people leave home to go and live abroad for work, it is often a financial decision.

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Hong Kong should employ commuter workers from Pearl River Delta, says Paul Cheung

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

Hong Kong should open its doors to workers from the Pearl River Delta who could commute here and solve the twin problems of a shrinking workforce and growing housing shortage over the next 30 years, says the architect of Singapore's population policy.

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10m migrants to be trained each year

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago China PR
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn —

The government plans to provide training for all young migrant workers by 2020 to facilitate economic restructuring, a senior human resource official said on Thursday.

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