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ASP and cop among seven held over bribes involving illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 138 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

PETALING JAYA: An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and a corporal were among seven people rounded up by anti-graft officers in Sarawak.


The other five were factory and outlet opera­tors based in Sibu, Miri and Kuching.

All seven, aged between 25 and 59, were detained in a sting operation between 11am and 2.45pm yesterday.

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Gov’t urged to endorse convention on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 138 days ago Jordan
http://jordantimes.com —

AMMAN — A local guest workers’ advocate society is urging the government to endorse the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families to improve their overall situation in the Kingdom. 

In its annual report, “Walled by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions o Read More


‘Low-paid foreign workers have negative impact on labor market’ | Saudi Gazette

Posted by jaypee 143 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

RIYADH — Al Yamamah University held its conference on economy entitled “Diversifying Saudi Economy in Light of Vision 2030” in its headquarters in Riyadh on March 1. The conference included many presentations, panel discussions and research in this regard.

Prof. Hussam Ramadan, head of the organizing committee, told the Saudi Gazette “this is the first econo Read More


12 Dubai centres dedicated to domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 146 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://www.gulftoday.ae —

DUBAI: Twelve Tas’heel service centres have started receiving and processing recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers in Dubai, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has confirmed.

As per the decision, procedures which had been previously carried out by the Ministry of Interior will be handled by the MoHRE starting in the emirate of

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​Domestic workers: Domestic workers demand welfare board and fixed salary

Posted by jaypee 146 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

BHUBANESWAR: In order to protect the interests of domestic workers, All Odisha Domestic Labourers Association (AODLA) on Monday demanded the state government to constitute a welfare board. They also urged the state government to form a domestic workers' policy to protect their rights. There are around 12,000 domestic workers in the capital city only.

"Though most households

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Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 147 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

Feb 26, 2017- When Kalicharan Shah of Saptari left for Saudi Arabia five years ago, he had a two-year labour permit to work there. His work permit expired three years ago and since then he is stuck in the Gulf kingdom, as he has failed to obtain the mandatory permit from his employer to exit the country. 

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Foreign-worker salary disputes are dealt with speedily: MOM

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Singapore
http://www.todayonline.com —

Divisional director, labour relations and workplaces division, Ministry of Manpower

The letter “More errant employers should be prosecuted for not paying salaries” (Feb 20) paints a misleading picture of the Labour Court process and how the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) assists foreign workers.

Of the 4,500 salary-related claims involving foreign workers that the M Read More


ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 152 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More