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Japanese employers find value in foreign workers,

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Japan
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In fluent Japanese, Celine Tonus, a 29-year-old French woman, replied over the telephone, "Certainly, I'll arrange it immediately." She smoothly handles orders over the phone from clients as one of the sales staff at Honda Kiko Co. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japanese-employers-find-value-foreign-workers#sthash.yfI9075H.dpuf

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Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

Posted by charlon 35 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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One year ago, the abuse suffered by Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih at the hands of a Hong Kong housewife was exposed. On February 8, 2015, a Hong Kong court found the 44-year-old woman guilty of 19 charges, including causing bodily harm, common assault and failing to pay Sulistyaningsih's wages.

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Japan grants one-year extension for Filipino nurses

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Japan
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Filipino and Indonesian nurses will get the chance to train more to pass Japan's rigorous nursing and care qualification exams after its government allowed trainees to stay an additional year.

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Japan to extend stay for Filipino nurses by 1 year

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Japan
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TOKYO = The Japanese government decided Tuesday to allow nurse and caregiver trainees from Indonesia and the Philippines to stay an additional year for further training and to give failed candidates another chance to sit for qualification exams to work in Japan under bilateral free trade agreements.

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Migrant worker broker fees ‘exorbitant’: Indonesia

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Taiwan
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The biggest problem for Indonesian workers in Taiwan are the “exorbitant” brokerage fees, which are unacceptable, Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers official Agusdin Sabiantoro said on Friday.

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Ministry to extend part-time services to families employing foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Taiwan
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The Ministry of Labor said it plans to extend its part-time caregiver services to families employing foreign caregivers by the end of this week.

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Reform regulation of domestic helpers to protect them from abuse, rights group urges

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Labour rights advocates and a group of pan-democrats have joined forces to call on the government to review policies on domestic helpers after the employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was jailed for six years on Friday.

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Migrant worker protesters urge Taiwan to meet Indonesia's demands

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, March 12 (CNA) A group of activists and migrant workers protested in Taipei on Thursday, urging the government to meet Indonesian demands for better treatment of its workers in Taiwan.

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