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Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
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January 1, 2018 promises to be an unhappy New Year for many Thai companies. The date marks the end of a six-month amnesty for thousands of illegal migrant workers in the kingdom to come above ground with labor authorities.


The Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act, Thailand’s response to being downgraded to ‘Tier 3’ status on the United States’ gover Read More

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Myanmar sends over 17,000 migrant workers abroad in September - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 17,143 Myanmar migrant workers went abroad to work in September, the official Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Saturday.


Of them, about 15,805 were sent to Thailand while 692 to South Korea, 346 to Japan, 267 to Malaysia and the rest 33 to Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China's Macao Special Administrative Regio Read More

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India works closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago India
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India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, has said that only a ‘miniscule’ number of Indian residents in the UAE face difficulties, harassment or abuse.


The UAE is ‘not a country that habitually exploits people,’ he was quoted by the ‘Economic Times’ as saying.


He added that India's Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with t Read More

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1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Nepal
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Migrant workers from Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and African countries were employed in the company.


 


It is learnt that the company failed to provide salary to its staff for the past three months and has not renewed the visa of migrant workers.


 


Victims have filed a complaint at Qatar’s Labour Department and court to deport th Read More

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200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar migrant workers upon their return in Myawaddy.


Some 200 Myanmar migrant workers arrived back from Malaysia on October 25 and were welcomed by the authorities who arranged for them to get back to their home towns.

Most of the workers were men. They had to give 1,150 ringgit (Ks 360,000) to brokers to return to Myawaddy through Thailand from Malaysia, they s Read More

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Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore draw Asean migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Vietnam
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HANOI: Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore have become top destinations for migrant workers from other Asean member states, a World Bank report said Monday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


Entitled Migrating to Opportunity, the report showed a significant increase in the association's intra-regional migration between 1995 and 2015, which turned t Read More

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UN urged to step up protection of female migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Bangladesh
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Aiming to ensure safe and secure migration, the ministry is planning to revisit the Overseas Employment and Migration Act, 2013, so that the loopholes in the law can be addressed



Dr Nomita Halder, acting secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, has called on UN agencie Read More

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Indonesia urged to protect Thai boat migrants

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Indonesia
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Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Indonesia to help Cambodian migrant workers on Thai fishing boats.


He made the call in a meeting yesterday with the outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Pitono Purnomo.


Mr Hun Sen also urged more cooperation on trade and defence matters, said Kao Kim Huon, minister attached to the Prime Minister.


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