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UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 68 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

Abu Dhabi: A weekly day off, 30 days of annual paid leave, the right to retain personal documents including passport, ID card and work permit, besides daily rest of at least 12 hours — including at least eight consecutive hours — are among rights that the UAE plans to assure domestic workers.


In a bid to ensure decent working and living conditions for domestic workers, Read More

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Nepal govt to run mobile camp abroad for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 71 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: The government is set to run a mobile camp in gulf countries and Malaysia to resolve problems of migrant workers as RSS reported.


The camp would provide services of passport renewal, renewal of the contract of labour permit and insurance.

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Construction firm charged for housing 60 foreign workers in rat-infested dormitories

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction & Trading was prosecuted in the State Courts on Tuesday (March 14) for housing 60 foreign workers in "unacceptable" accommodation with "unhygienic living conditions", said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Wednesday.


The firm also did not update the ministry, via an online system, on the foreign workers' housing addresses.


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Mob arrested over maids' money misery

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.atimes.com — Hong Kong police believe a money lending syndicate offered loans to 1,200 Filipino domestic helpers and seized the borrowers’ passports and employment contracts as collateral

Two Hong Kong residents and eight Filipino domestic workers were arrested on loan sharking charges in a police operation on Sunday and Read More

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Migrant workers in fishery required to register in time

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Thailand
http://www.pattayamail.com —

BANGKOK,(NNT) – All migrant workers in fishing industry are required to register by the deadline within this month otherwise lawsuits will be filed against them.

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Lack of coordination pushes migrant workers towards uncertainty

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com — Blame game and lack of coordination between the ministries concerned and recruitment agencies have increasingly been pushing migrant workers towards risk and uncertainty. 


The scenario revealed itself during a conference styled “Safe Migration and Pr Read More

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Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net —

Around 90 percent of five lakh Bangladeshi male workers had to pay two to three times the usual migration cost last year to obtain work visas for seven countries, including five in the Middle East.


They also paid bribes at different stages at the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for visa approval to go Read More

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Indonesia eases migrant worker documentation

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Indonesia
http://www.ucanews.com —

Indonesian authorities have simplified bureaucratic procedures to allow migrant workers to obtain work permits easier.


The aim is to reduce the number of Indonesians working abroad illegally or becoming human trafficking victims.


Nusron Wahid, head of the Agency of Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, said complex procedures — which includes having to Read More