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No problems for Cambodians returning after voter registration

Posted by jaypee 177 days ago Cambodia
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Cambodians working legally in Thailand who hold a passport will have no trouble re-entering the country if they want to go hom to register to vote in local elections next year, permanent secretary for labour Puntrik Samiti said on Wednesday. ML Puntrik was responding to call by Cambodian MP Mu Sochua, a former minister for women's affairs, for the estimated 1.1 mi

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Assam govt proposes to revise minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 178 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

Guwahati, Sept 27 () The Assam government today said it has proposed to revise the minimum wages payable to workers engaged as domestic help.

"The state government after consultation with the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for the employment of domestic workers has recently made a draft proposal for revising the minimum rates of wages," an official release said.

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Almost half of Nepalese domestic workers are underpaid and do not receive holidays - survey

Posted by jaypee 178 days ago Nepal
https://www.hongkongfp.com —

Only around half of Nepalese domestic workers are paid the legal minimum and granted their legally entitled holidays, a survey conducted by the Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers has found.

The Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (UNDW) surveyed 106 Nepalese domestic workers between mid-July and late September. They found that 44.8 per cent Read More


Japan grows more open to foreign workers as population declines

Posted by jaypee 182 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Two aides to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the nation is planning to bring in more overseas workers to bolster the shrinking labor force.

Masahiko Shibayama, a lawmaker in Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party who serves as a special adviser to the prime minister, said in an interview in Singapore last week that policies under consideration may result in a doubling of foreig Read More


Saudi police arrest 191 illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 182 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh: The Saudi police rounded up dozens of expatriates in the city of Mecca, during a crackdown on foreigners overstaying their visas.

The police squads raided several flats in a district in the holy city and arrested 191 men and women who were found in breach of the law on residence and labour.

Led by Lieutenant-Colonel Saad Al-Thubaiti, the Read More


Saudi and foreign workers unite to strike over unpaid wages

Posted by jaypee 183 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Staff at a prestigious private hospital in Saudi Arabia entered the fourth day of an open-ended strike on Wednesday in protest over wages not being paid for almost four months.

Two doctors, one American and the other British, and two nurses, one Saudi and the other Jordanian, told MEE more Read More


‘Repealing sponsorship system Labour’s target’

Posted by jaypee 183 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has been studying the possibility of repealing sponsorship system and other laws related to domestic workers, says sector minister Hind Al-Sabeeh.

She revealed this at a recent social gathering organized by the Mexican Embassy in Kuwait and explained &ldquo Read More


Saudi panel okays hiring of Bangladeshi domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 183 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has approved the recruitment of male domestic workers from Bangladesh, according to media reports quoting the Saudi Arabia Shoura Council.

Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi said that that the lifting of ban on male domestic servants indicates improved bilateral relations between the two countries, Arab News said on its website.

The report comes a month af

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