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Remittances rise 13.18% to $3.5b in July-August

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Pakistan
https://www.geo.tv —

KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers sent home $3.5 billion in remittances during the two months of the current fiscal year of 2017/18, 13.18 per cent higher than a year earlier, the central bank data showed on Tuesday.


Workers’ remittances rose 26.8 per cent month-on-month to $1.95 billion in August, showed the figures of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Analysts termed the ris Read More

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Malaysia next in bid to legalise migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Malaysia
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

A campaign to legalise Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand could be repeated in Malaysia if it proves successful, the Labour Minister has said.


Ith Samheng announced on Tuesday that the government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents.


The campaign will r Read More

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'Employment permit system needs review'

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Republic of Korea
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

Employment permit systems which discriminate against migrant workers should be reviewed, an international labor leader said.

"Permit systems need to be carefully examined so that they meet the principles of non-discrimination and do not leave migrant workers in situations such as the terrible case of the Nepalese worker," International Labor Organization (ILO)

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Remittance rises in August, thanks to Eid

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Bangladesh
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Remittance hit a 14-month high in August, mainly due to Eid-ul-Azha, in a development that may bring a sigh of relief for the government.


Last month migrant workers sent home $1.42 billion. The last time this high an amount was remitted was back in June last year, when $1.47 billion was sent. After that, the monthly remittance was $1-1.2 billion.


August's receipts are also a Read More

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Migrants to gain legal status

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Thailand
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

The government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents, the labour minister said yesterday while also accusing an opposition lawmaker and NGO worker of swaying migrant workers’ votes.


Labour Minister Ith Samheng said at a ministry meeting that officials would issue legal do Read More

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400 stranded workers in Sohar return to India

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Oman
http://timesofoman.com —

Muscat: Around 400 stranded workers, who claimed they were not paid salaries for months, have arrived home in India.

Workers, who said they had been struggling for food and accommodation for weeks, are now united with their families with help from the Ministry of Manpower and the Indian Embassy in Muscat.

Indra Mani Pandey, India’s ambassador to

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Buying and selling maids online

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Migrant labour in Gulf countries has long been a subject of controversy, and the system that regulates it has now spawned a black market for domestic servants who are bought and sold online.


BBC Trending has discovered that dozens of private Facebook groups are being used to circumvent local laws and regulations. Messages like these appeared rece Read More

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Labor ministry to strengthen foreign worker protections

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

The Employment Service Act (就業服務法) is to be amended to further improve protections for foreign workers, the Ministry of Labor said on Friday.


Fines for employing illegal foreign workers would be based on the number of workers, instead of on a case-by-case basis, Cross-Border Workforce Management official Hsueh Chien-chung (薛鑑忠) said.


Fines are currently NT$150,000 to NT$75 Read More