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‘Pay Hong Kong domestic helpers more’: worker doing housework for 10 employees a month still total only $8,000

Posted by jaypee 208 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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About 70 per cent of local domestic helpers earn no more than HK$6,240 a month, less than half the median monthly wage, a survey shows.

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Companies encouraged to directly hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 86 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, May 4 (CNA) Suppliers should use the Ministry of Labor's direct hiring service to meet the increasing demand from their buyers for fair treatment of foreign workers, the ministry's Workforce Development Agency said Wednesday.

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Japan eyes more foreign workers in stealthy challenge to immigration taboo

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago Japan
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Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly aging population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an “immigration policy.”


Immigration is a touchy subject in a land where conservatives prize cultural homogeneity and politicians fear losing votes from workers worried about losing jobs.

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Providing severance pay to foreign workers after departure constitutional

Posted by jaypee 108 days ago Republic of Korea
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The Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that paying foreign workers severance pay only after they depart from Korea does not violate the nation's Constitution.

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Japan to have record 1 million foreign workers this year

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Japan
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The number of foreign nationals employed in Japan is expected to top 1 million for the first time this year as the nation grows more reliant on overseas workers to meet labor demands, government sources said Saturday.

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Foreign workers aren't allocated effectively

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

The foreign labor force in South Korea is not being distributed where needed, with figures pointing to a heavy imbalance in the hiring of professionals, research results by a think tank showed Monday.

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Govt faces flak for seeking new foreign workers for big projects

Posted by jaypee 141 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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A labor union leader has lashed out at the government’s plan to import more foreign workers for ongoing construction projects, saying the move is unnecessary.


Project delays have stemmed from lack of proper planning by authorities, and not due to worker shortage, Chan Pat-kan, chairman of the Construction Site Workers General Union, said Wednesday.

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Foreign workers in Japan 'exploited as cheap labour'

Posted by jaypee 157 days ago Japan
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TOKYO • Tang Xili came to Japan from China in 2013 hoping to earn enough in three years to build a new home for her daughter.


Instead, the 35-year-old ended up in a labour union shelter, after leaving an employer she says owes her unpaid wages of about 3.5 million yen (S$43,800).

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