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Kuwait sparks confusion with labour U-turn

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Kuwait
http://www.ft.com — As media strategies go it was not the most consistent. Last month Mohammad al-Afasi, the Kuwaiti labour minister, announced that the oil-rich emirate would cancel the kafeel sponsorship system by February 2011 as a Read More
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Panel Consolidates Bills to Help Provide Financial Security to OFWs

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Philippines
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Employer abandons 84 Pinays in UAE

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Eighty-four Filipina cleaners were abandoned in Ajman, United Arab Emirates by their employer, who failed to pay their salaries and rent for their accommodation.

In a report to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai said it took custody of 46 of 84 overseas Filipi

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Law gets tough on errant job agencies

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Singapore
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BROAD changes have been made to the law governing employment agencies, as the authorities move to clean up an industry rife with complaints about errant companies and their practices.

There are now stiffer penalties against unlicensed agencies, a revised cap on fees that employers and workers can be charged, and a mechanism for

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Foreign remittances US $ 3.8 b in 2010

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15 distressed OFWs repatriated from Lebanon

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Philippines
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Severe labour shortage in Sarawak estates

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Malaysia
http://biz.thestar.com.my —

KUCHING: Sarawak oil palm companies want the state government to allow the recruitment of foreign workers other than Indonesians to address the worsening labour shortage issue.

They have also asked the authorities to extend the work permit of foreign workers to 10 years from the present six years for selected skilled foreign wor

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Call to fine-tune foreign workers' health care ruling

Posted by jaypee 737017 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: A battle royale is brewing between the private sector and the Federal government with the Read More