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Minister orders faster verification system for foreign workers after staff reshuffle

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Cambodia
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew has instructed nationality-verification centres to speed up their work to reduce the time required per person verified from 13 hours to less than two hours.

Employment Department director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday that Adul expected the centres to work faster and provide greater convenience to service users.  Read More


Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in single day

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Burma
http://www.xinhuanet.com —

YANGON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- About 1,137 Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand on Tuesday, a day after Christmas, according to the Home Affairs Ministry Wednesday.

They came back through Myawaddy No. 1 Friendship Bridge, HteeKhee, Tanintharyi and Kawthaung border gates respectively.

The return in a single day has brought the total number of returnees since June 2 Read More


Migrant workers among protesters against labor law amendment in Taipei

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw —

Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei Saturday demanding that the government retract an amendment to the Labor Standards Act, saying that it will leave workers more vulnerable to overtime abuse.

"We have only one demand, which is that the government retract the amendment. None of the proposed revisions benefit workers," the organizers said, referring to the Read More


Cost to rise with foreign worker levy

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Malaysia
https://themalaysianreserve.com —

Manufacturers have warned that “someone” will have to pick up the tap for the additional cost after the authority mandated that employers pay for their foreign workers levy.

Malaysia employs about 1.75 million legal foreign workers.

Besides domestic helpers, the majority of these workers is employed in the plantation, manufacturing and construction sectors.

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S. Korea to permit 56,000 foreign workers with E-9 visas next year

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Republic of Korea
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr —

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will issue its non-professional employment visa to 56,000 foreign workers next year, the same figure set for this year's quota, government officials said Friday.

The government committee on foreign workforce policy finalized its plan for the 2018 E-9 visa quota during its 25th session presided over by Hong Nam-ki, the minister of the Office f Read More


Korea to accept 56,000 foreign workers in 2018

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreaherald.com —

The South Korean government said Friday that it will accept 56,000 foreign workers on the low-skilled work scheme next year, the same number as this year, as part of its efforts to tackle the labor shortage in the manufacturing sector.

The committee in charge of managing the foreign labor force also unveiled plans to improve the working and living conditions of migrant workers

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Sri Lanka : No taxes imposed on migrant workers in 2018 budget, Foreign Employment Minister assures

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Sri Lanka
http://www.colombopage.com —

Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala stressed that 2018 budget has not imposed any tax on migrant workers and the reports to that taxes will be imposed on their income are false.

She said that the people are being misled by presenting such false facts and it should be mentioned that the government Read More


Migrant workers make 64% of Korean workers' pay

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Republic of Korea
http://m.koreatimes.co.kr —

Migrant workers are paid 64 percent that of Koreans ― which is the greatest pay gap between the two groups among OECD member states, according to a report.

The report released by the Bank of Korea showed that putting domestic workers’ pay at 100, migrant workers are paid 64 in Korea. The OECD average was 87.

This is attributed to labor policies which have mostly

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