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Rising number of foreign workers in Malaysia - a worrying statistic:

Posted by jaypee 227 days ago Malaysia
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The Star/Asia News Network - We have a love-hate relationship with foreign workers. Malaysians complain endlessly about the increasing presence of foreigners and by that, we mean unskilled foreign workers. But we are also the first to raise the white flag shortly after a freeze is imposed on these workers.


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Mah promises to iron out foreign workers, water supply issues with Home Ministry, relevant state govts

Posted by jaypee 228 days ago Malaysia
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SHAH ALAM: Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry is set to coordinate with Home Ministry and state governments of Selangor and Negri Sembilan to solve problems related to foreign workers and water supply. "My ministry will work closer with the relevant authorities to smooth out the hiring of foreign workers. We will also look into water disruption and shortage faced by glove man

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Lawmakers drag feet on domestic workers bill

Posted by jaypee 229 days ago Indonesia
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There is only a slim chance that domestic workers in the country will be free from various kinds of mistreatment if there is no legal umbrella to improve their protection, labor activists have said.

The Coalition for Protection of Domestic and Migrant Workers (KA-PPRTBM) said both the government and the House of Representatives had made initiatives to provide regulations to saf

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Maids in Singapore are put on display for sale in malls

Posted by jaypee 237 days ago Singapore
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Singapore,Oct1:There are more than 200,000 foreign domestic workers in Singapore.Under the law, they have to be at least 23 years old.
Most of these girls come from Myanmar, where investigations reveal a web of deceit and corruption in the recruitment process, and immigration officials are regularly bribed to doctor birthdates on travel documents.


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Foreign workers march to support law

Posted by jaypee 237 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- The Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA) said Saturday that it will take to the streets of Taipei Sunday to push for the speedy passage of a law amendment that will scrap the requirement that foreign workers must leave the country for at least one day every three years if they want to be re-hired.


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Minimum wage for Hong Kong’s domestic workers to rise 2.4 per cent to HK$4,310, but union says level is ‘not liveable’

Posted by jaypee 237 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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The minimum wage for domestic workers in Hong Kong will rise from HK$4,210 to HK$4,310 per month – a 2.4 per cent increase.


The raise is the same as the amount they received last year.


But domestic helpers are disappointed with the decision, having pushed for a HK$5,000 minimum salary.


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Domestic helps call for min wage of rs 60/hour

Posted by jaypee 238 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Domestic workers have called for laws to guarantee a minimum wage of `60 per hour for them and a set of guidelines to protect their interests. At a public hearing organised by the National Domestic Workers’ Movement, they also expressed concern regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the city’s outskirts.


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Hong Kong domestic helpers wait on wage review

Posted by jaypee 239 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Workers and campaigners are pushing for the minimum salary for domestic workers to be increased by HK$790 to HK$5,000 a month, with the government expected to announce the result of a wage review in the coming days.


The minimum wage for foreign domestic workers, which is revised annually, is currently HK$4,210. The latest increase was annou Read More