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Sri Lanka : Over 450 overstaying Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar take up amnesty offer

Posted by jaypee 190 days ago Sri Lanka
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Oct 17, Colombo: More than 450 Sri Lankan expatriates overstaying their visas in Qatar took advantage in the first months of a three-month amnesty offered by the Ministry of Interior last month, a Sri Lankan embassy official said yesterday.

The amnesty period for illegal residents to leave Qatar without facing any legal consequences for overstaying in Read More


MCA to highlight farms' dire need for foreign workers to PM

Posted by jaypee 196 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: MCA will highlight the plight of farmers, whose businesses are suffering due to a shortage of foreign workers, to the Prime Minister, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).


The MCA deputy president said he and party president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai would bring the matter to the attention of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Cabinet meeting Read More


Rising number of foreign workers in Malaysia - a worrying statistic:

Posted by jaypee 197 days ago Malaysia
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The Star/Asia News Network - We have a love-hate relationship with foreign workers. Malaysians complain endlessly about the increasing presence of foreigners and by that, we mean unskilled foreign workers. But we are also the first to raise the white flag shortly after a freeze is imposed on these workers.

Following loud protests from employers recently, the Cabinet gave in a Read More


Mah promises to iron out foreign workers, water supply issues with Home Ministry, relevant state govts

Posted by jaypee 197 days ago Malaysia
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SHAH ALAM: Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry is set to coordinate with Home Ministry and state governments of Selangor and Negri Sembilan to solve problems related to foreign workers and water supply. "My ministry will work closer with the relevant authorities to smooth out the hiring of foreign workers. We will also look into water disruption and shortage faced by glove man

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Lawmakers drag feet on domestic workers bill

Posted by jaypee 199 days ago Indonesia
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There is only a slim chance that domestic workers in the country will be free from various kinds of mistreatment if there is no legal umbrella to improve their protection, labor activists have said.

The Coalition for Protection of Domestic and Migrant Workers (KA-PPRTBM) said both the government and the House of Representatives had made initiatives to provide regulations to saf

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Maids in Singapore are put on display for sale in malls

Posted by jaypee 206 days ago Singapore
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Singapore,Oct1:There are more than 200,000 foreign domestic workers in Singapore.Under the law, they have to be at least 23 years old.
Most of these girls come from Myanmar, where investigations reveal a web of deceit and corruption in the recruitment process, and immigration officials are regularly bribed to doctor birthdates on travel documents.

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Foreign workers march to support law

Posted by jaypee 206 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI -- The Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA) said Saturday that it will take to the streets of Taipei Sunday to push for the speedy passage of a law amendment that will scrap the requirement that foreign workers must leave the country for at least one day every three years if they want to be re-hired.

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Minimum wage for Hong Kong’s domestic workers to rise 2.4 per cent to HK$4,310, but union says level is ‘not liveable’

Posted by jaypee 207 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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The minimum wage for domestic workers in Hong Kong will rise from HK$4,210 to HK$4,310 per month – a 2.4 per cent increase.

The raise is the same as the amount they received last year.

But domestic helpers are disappointed with the decision, having pushed for a HK$5,000 minimum salary.

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