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Recruitment agencies under fire for ‘demeaning’ domestic workers ads

Posted by jaypee 2 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — Domestic workers recruitment agencies’ marketing campaigns have been under fire of dehumanising the workers by using improper language that treats them as “commodities”. 


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Scholarship for migrant workers’ children

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

Scholarship will also be provided to the children of those migrant workers who become physically disabled. Scholarships will be provided for technical and high school education.  FEPB has allocated a total of 120 seats under the scholarship programme for children of migrant workers. Scholarship will be provided in three sectors — nursing, engineering and agriculture. Each secto

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Prayut to use powers under Article 44 to extend migrant worker registration until June

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Thailand
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The government acknowledged more than 900,000 migrant workers had not yet completed their registration process to work legally in Thailand, said spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. The Labour Ministry said earlier that nearly 2 million migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia needed to be registered before being allowed to work in Thailand. That figure is made up of 1.2 mil

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Multilingual guide to go online in Taiwan to help migrant workers understand employment transfer contracts

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw —


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a statement released by the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency on Thursday, the department will release an online guide on Monday in order to help foreign workers understand their employment transfer contracts better as the guide will be made available in five different languages namely English, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai a

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Migrant workers among protesters against labor law amendment in Taipei

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw —


Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei Saturday demanding that the government retract an amendment to the Labor Standards Act, saying that it will leave workers more vulnerable to overtime abuse.


"We have only one demand, which is that the government retract the amendment. None of the proposed revisions benefit workers," the organizers said, referring to the Read More

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Taiwan’s MOL to launch 5-language online inquiry section for migrant workers seeking to change employers

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw —


TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Many migrant workers in Taiwan have trouble reading Chinese information when they need to know about how to change employers, what job openings are available, and how cases have been handled. They will have no more trouble because the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will soon launch an online inquiry section for migrant workers who need to change employers. &

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Foreign employment saving bond fails to attract migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 1 day 11 hours ago Nepal
http://www.myrepublica.com —

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Only 5.65 percent of the foreign employment saving bond has been subscribed by Nepalis working abroad or those who have recently returned home from foreign employment, indicating that Nepal Rastra Bank's efforts to mobilize savings from migrant workers have gone in vain. 


According to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), foreign employment saving bonds worth only Read More

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Cost to rise with foreign worker levy

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Malaysia
https://themalaysianreserve.com —

Manufacturers have warned that “someone” will have to pick up the tap for the additional cost after the authority mandated that employers pay for their foreign workers levy.


Malaysia employs about 1.75 million legal foreign workers.


Besides domestic helpers, the majority of these workers is employed in the plantation, manufacturing and construction sectors.


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