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Myanmar Seeks Agreements With Southeast Asian Countries to Send Maids Abroad

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Burma
http://www.rfa.org —

Myanmar’s Labor Ministry is seeking labor migration agreements with the governments of other Southeast Asian countries and territories to send women there to work legally as maids, a government labor official said Monday.

Government officials are hoping that labor migration will boost Myanmar’s developing economy by providing employment for impoverished citizens and in Read More


13,000 undocumented foreign workers caught in South Korea this year

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Republic of Korea
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South Korea’s justice ministry has caught 13,255 undocumented foreign workers and 2,549 Koreans who hired them this year.

They were apprehended in two joint intensive crackdowns on undocumented foreign workers and their employees, held March 6-May 15 and September 4-November 17. The crackdowns were conducted with 658 officials from Read More


Over 155,000 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in 5 months

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Burma
http://www.mizzima.com —

A total of 155,169 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand in the past five months, according to a release of Myanmar's Home Ministry Monday. 

The migrant workers, who returned during the period between June 29 and Dec. 3, include 66,980 women workers. 

Undocumented Myanmar migrant workers have been returning home since the end of June alth Read More


Rest home care at risk from changes to migrant workers' visa rules - Salvation Army

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

housands of elderly New Zealanders could be stranded without rest home care if changes aren't made to expand the workforce, according to a new report on migrant workers.

Auckland has been singled out as a specific risk, with 87 per cent of recently-hired health care assistants at three major rest homes in the region being migrants, many of whom f Read More


5,000 foreign workers to serve as volunteer ambassadors for migrant welfare group by 2020

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - In August, construction worker Govindasami Venkatesan, 25, found out that his dormitory roommate's employer owed him $9,800 - or three months' salary, including overtime.

The roommate, whom he knew as Kumar, was the sole breadwinner in his family and was worried about how he was going to take care of his parents in Tamil Nadu, in India, without the money.

"But h Read More


Saudi Arabia has 11 million foreign workers from more than 100 countries

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is one of the largest labor markets in the world with 11 million foreign workers from more than 100 countries represented in many sectors and fields of work, according to a senior official.
Adnan bin Abdullah Al-Naim, undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, was addressing Saudi recruiting agents and a 32-member delegation from Colombo at t

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ILO to review ASEAN consensus on migrant workers next year

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Thailand
https://news.mb.com.ph —

Bangkok, Thailand — The International Labor Organization (ILO) is set to review next year the progress in the implementation of the newly signed consensus of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to boost the protection of its migrant workers.

Nilim Baruah, ILO Senior Migration Specialist, said the ASEAN Consensus on the Protectio Read More


Migrant workers in Taiwan protest revision to labor law 

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw —

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100 people from an association for migrant workers assembled in front of the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday to protest against the revision to the current labor law that was passed one year ago, stating they believe the revision would further compromise the rights of migrant workers in Taiwan.

The first session was held this morning Read More