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More than 225 illegal foreign workers arrested in Australian Border Force blitz

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Australia
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More than 225 illegal foreign workers have been arrested, border force officials say, and hundreds more have been stopped from entering Australia, in a nationwide blitz.


Nearly 50 commercial and residential properties were raided as part of the operation targeting visa fraud, illegal work and exploitation of foreigners.


Workers swept up in the raids were employed in industr Read More

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770,000 migrant workers being 'legalised'

Posted by jaypee 88 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.


Penalties under the newly-promulgated law on foreign labour employment will be suspended until the law takes effect on Jan 1 when Thailand will adopt a Read More

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Foreign workers occupy more than 10 million jobs in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://english.alarabiya.net —

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs there.


There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Saudi kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million i Read More

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Construction firm fined $156,000 for housing foreign workers in unhygienic living conditions, Manpower News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 90 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction and Trading was fined $156,000 on Thursday (Aug 17) for housing 60 foreign workers in dirty, rat-infested living quarters.


The firm has also been banned from employing foreign workers.


The workers, who were employed by Kay Lim and nine other firms, were found living in temporary quarters in a construction site near Commonwealth Avenue and Gh Read More

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Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF

Posted by jaypee 91 days ago Malaysia
https://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: The rising spread of infectious diseases in Malaysia should be blamed on illegal foreign workers instead of those who are documented, and the authorities need to step up enforcement to address the issue.


Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illeg Read More

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More health checks for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 91 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign workers will have to undergo more frequent health screenings from next year in a move to stem contagious diseases from being brought into the country.


 


Foreign workers will also have to undergo medical screening within 30 days of arriving in Malaysia.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the screening needed to be c Read More

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Qatar's migrant workers bear brunt of Arab blockade

Posted by jaypee 92 days ago Qatar
https://www.rt.com —

The Arab embargo has had an adverse impact on Qatar's foreign workers, who are needed to get the country ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha.


Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) blocked Qatar's border and imposed an embargo after accusing the country of supporting terrorism. As a result, Qatar has been forced to spend more on chartering ships and Read More

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Foreign worker levy hikes in 2019

Posted by jaypee 92 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Progressive levy hikes based on the number of foreign workers hired will be implemented from 2019, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.


He said this will allow more employment of locals and systematically reduce the hiring of foreign workers.


"To encourage the hiring of local workers and control the number of foreign worker Read More