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Manpower Ministry seeks public feedback on areas of review for Employment Act

Posted by jaypee 6 hours ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (Jan 18) launched a month-long public consultation exercise to seek feedback on areas being considered in the review of the Employment Act. 

Singapore's main employment law is regularly reviewed to "keep pace with the changing labour force profile and employment landscape", MOM said in a press release, adding that the Act Read More


Uniform Labour Code will be a landmark initiative: J K govt

Posted by jaypee 1 day 6 hours ago India
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Jammu, Jan 17 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir government today said the proposed Uniform Labour Code would be a landmark initiative for the welfare of the labourers in the state.

"The proposed uniform Labour Code will be a landmark initiative for the welfare of the labourers," Finance minister Haseeb Drabu said while winding up the discussion of the Budget proposals in the Legislative Cou Read More


Employment Act amendment to cover all discrimination, including hotel ban on headscarves, says ministry

Posted by jaypee 1 day 6 hours ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The proposed amendments to the Employment Act 1955 will address all types of discrimination at the workplace, said the Human Resources Ministry in a statement to Malay Mail.

Following outrage over the hotel ind Read More


38 illegals held in Dajeej area; 102 workers in 17 shut firms

Posted by jaypee 1 day 6 hours ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: A total of 38 violators of residency and labor laws were arrested during a campaign in Dajeej area. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department for Public Relations and Security Media explained that officers from General Department for Residency Affairs carried out a campaign in Dajeej area in Farwaniya Governorate and arrested 38 expat

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Foreign employment saving bond fails to attract migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 1 day 11 hours ago Nepal
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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


Malaysia plans special court on human trafficking as cases soar

Posted by jaypee 2 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims.

The Southeast Asian nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as well as laborers from countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal for jobs shunned by locals including work o Read More


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”. 

Experts blame the lack of sound editorial judgement as well as inconsiderate behaviour Read More


Kuwait ministries told to begin purge of foreign staff

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Kuwait
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Kuwait’s finance ministry is reportedly instructing other ministries and government entities to prepare lists of foreign employees to be cut in the coming fiscal year under a wider push to limit public sector roles to Kuwaitis.

Arabic language newspaper Al-Anbaa reports that the government has committed to reducing the number of expat employees in a number of job ca Read More