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ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.

“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More


PH, Malaysia agree to deport thousands of illegal Filipino workers from Sabah

Posted by jaypee 164 days ago Philippines
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President Duterte has confirmed a deal with Malaysia to deport thousands of illegal Filipino workers from Sabah.

In his arrival speech at the F. Bangoy International Airport in Davao City, the President said some 7,000 illegal Filipino migrants will be gradually repatriated and that the government will intervene and provi Read More


No decision yet on Filipino maids, says official

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Philippines
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Dubai: Discussions on sending Filipino maids to the UAE are still ongoing, contrary to local media reports that said the Philippines would soon resume allowing maids to be recruited from the country, an official said on Tuesday.

Philippine Labour Attache Ofelia Domingo on Tuesday denied reports published in some newspapers in the UAE that the Philippines is “set to lift a ba Read More


Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids

Posted by jaypee 254 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines is set to lift a ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE in the next few days, ‘Emarat Al Youm’ has reported.

An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again Read More


BI to deport Vietnamese illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 259 days ago Philippines
http://www.manilatimes.net —

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered a tighter screening process of Vietnamese entering the country to ensure that they were not recruited to illegally work here by a human trafficking syndicate. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morante issued the order on Tuesday after the surrender of 78 overstaying Vietnamese who admitted working in the country for the past two to three years witho

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Protection of OFWs, especially domestic workers, urgently needed

Posted by jaypee 271 days ago Philippines
http://globalnation.inquirer.net —

The Center for Migrant Advocacy is urging the current administration to look into the still widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipino women migrant workers, in particular those working as domestic workers, as noted by the recently released concluding observations of the 64th Session of CEDAW (UN-Convention On the Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women) on the Philippi

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DOLE approves P500 wage hike for domestic workers in Eastern Visayas

Posted by jaypee 421 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Domestic workers in Eastern Visayas will soon receive P500 more in their monthly salaries with a recently approved wage order by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Region 8.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Monday, February 29, that domestic workers in cha Read More


Migrant workers assured of help

Posted by jaypee 432 days ago Philippines
http://thestandard.com.ph —

Malacañang on Wednesday assured Filipino Workers overseas  that the government  will provide them  assistance if they  lose their jobs  as a result  of the  oil price  downtrend and possible freezing of output  by oil producers. 

“Labor and Employment Secretary [Rosalinda] Baldoz has already made certain statements&mdas Read More