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Dilemma of a bloated foreign workforce

Posted by jaypee 184 days ago Malaysia
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NO ONE can tell for sure how many migrant workers there are in this country. Even the authorities and individual officials offer their own numbers, not so much because they have something to hide from the public but simply because no one knows exactly how many.


According to the Human Resour­ces Ministry, there are some 2.1 million registered migrant workers &ndas Read More


Labour Ministry re-works policy for domestic helps to avoid harassment by agencies

Posted by jaypee 186 days ago India
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NEW DELHI: In an attempt to streamline the process of hiring domestic help through placement agencies, the labour ministry is re-working the draft national policy for domestic workers to avoid any harassment to either the employer or domestic help at the hands of these agencies.

A senior labour ministry official told ET that currently placement agencies charge certain proportion o Read More


Domestic workers in Dubai earn highest in the region - Gulf Business

Posted by jaypee 186 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The average monthly salary earned by a domestic worker in Dubai stands at Dhs1,697 ($462)– the highest in the GCC region, according to a survey by online agency HelperChoice.

According to the global survey, which collected data from 2,000 job postings, domestic workers in Doha and Jeddah earn an average of $440 per month, followed by Riyadh ($428), Al Khobar ($402), Abu Dhabi Read More


Most domestic worker abuse cases aren't taken seriously, activist says

Posted by jaypee 189 days ago Indonesia
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At least 80 percent of domestic worker mistreatment cases reported to law enforcement in Jakarta this year do not enter legal processing as they are discontinued by police, the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT) has said.

In a report submitted to the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan), Jala PRT revealed that from 217 cases of mi Read More


Malaysia gov’t should ease foreign workers’ recruitment: Minister

Posted by jaypee 190 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian government should ensure easy access for its business operators to hire foreign workers before they are punished for hiring illegals, said a minister today.

Dr Wee Ka Siong, who is a minister in the Prime Minister’s department made the comment following the Malaysian Immigration Department’s announcement last Tuesday that it would freeze assets and bank ac Read More


Legislation sought to ensure Lankan migrant workers can vote

Posted by jaypee 191 days ago Sri Lanka
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The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has called on the Government to bring legislation to ensure the right to vote for Sri Lankan migrant workers residing abroad.

The Committee regrets that despite its previous recommendation as well as the recommendation of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission and fifteen y Read More


Foreign workers urged to record work life

Posted by jaypee 191 days ago Taiwan
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A Taipei-based organization that helps foreign workers called on migrant workers to use cellphones to document their work life as a means of protection.

Karen Hsu (徐瑞希), an executive with the Global Workers’ Organization, Taiwan, made the call at an organization-sponsored forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.

Representatives of Indonesian migrant workers’ g Read More


Firms hiring illegals will have assets, bank accounts frozen beginning Oct

Posted by jaypee 192 days ago Malaysia
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SEPANG: Companies in industrial sectors found to be employing and protecting illegal foreign workers could have their assets frozen beginning October. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the department viewed the practice as a serious offence, as the number of illegal workers in the country has been a growing concern. He said there were current laws under the depart

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