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Move to educate migrant workers in most literate State

Posted by jaypee 139 days ago India
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The sense of alienation that migrant workers in Kerala feel will come down substantively if the efforts of the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) prove a success.


The KSLMA is all set to launch a social literacy drive to integrate migrant labourers into Kerala society, by imparting reading and writing skills to them and to orient them to Read More

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

Posted by jaypee 162 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

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Domestic helps call for min wage of rs 60/hour

Posted by jaypee 179 days ago India
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CHENNAI: Domestic workers have called for laws to guarantee a minimum wage of `60 per hour for them and a set of guidelines to protect their interests. At a public hearing organised by the National Domestic Workers’ Movement, they also expressed concern regarding rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the city’s outskirts.


Sexual harassment, illtreatment and inhuman wo Read More

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Indian domestic workers demand fair wages, days off and a cup of coffee

Posted by jaypee 180 days ago India
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CHENNAI, India, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For as long as she can remember, R Meenakshi has been waking up at dawn to wash dishes, sweep floors and scrub clothes, earning 2,000 rupees ($30) a month.


"I am 65 and it might be too late, but I want more respect for the work I have done all my life," Meenakshi told a public hearing organised by two labour rights groups in t Read More

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Assam govt proposes to revise minimum wages for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 182 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.


As per th Read More

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

Posted by jaypee 182 days ago Nepal
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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

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

Posted by jaypee 190 days ago India
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com —

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

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Legislation sought to ensure Lankan migrant workers can vote

Posted by jaypee 195 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