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Welfare group protests against relaxed foreign hiring rule for disabled elderly

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Universal Care Policy Alliance (UCPA, 普及照顧政策聯盟), a social welfare group, yesterday protested a new government policy that will allow slightly disabled people aged 85 and older to hire foreign caretakers.

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Illegal aliens will be allowed to set up unions

Posted by jaypee 70 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a lower court's ruling that recognized the legal status of illegal aliens as members of a trade union.

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Government unveils ¥430 million aid for Rohingya

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Japan
http://the-japan-news.com —

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced aid measures for Rohingya Muslim minority migrants from Myanmar in a keynote address during an international conference at the United Nations University in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday morning.

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South Korea: Migrants and Nationalism

Posted by jaypee 76 days ago Republic of Korea
http://thediplomat.com —

South Korea’s growing migrant population may be contributing to the decline of ethnic nationalism.

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Legal aid is extended to foreign workers, spouses

Posted by jaypee 78 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

The Legislative Yuan on Monday passed a revision to the Legal Aid Act (法律扶助法) extending legal assistance to foreign workers and economically disadvantaged foreign spouses, who previously did not qualify for help.

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Abolish fees to end HK domestic worker debt bondage —HK employment agency boss

Posted by jaypee 78 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

HONG KONG - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.

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Abolish Fees to End Hong Kong Domestic Worker Debt Bondage: Agency Boss

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.nytimes.com —

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The multi-million dollar domestic worker recruitment business is pushing thousands of women into crippling debt by charging hefty fees for finding jobs, the co-founder of an employment agency said on Tuesday as he called for an overhaul of the industry.

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4,000 helpers sought help over violations

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Despite the media spotlight on Erwiana Sulistyaningsih's assault case, violations remain rampant, with 4,000 foreign domestic helpers seeking help from the Mission for Migrant Workers last year.

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