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Foreign workers skipping M'sia

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia is no longer perceived to be the land of milk and honey, and foreigners are no longer keen to take up difficult, dirty and dangerous (3D) jobs in the country.


 


The depreciating ringgit in recent years is making them think twice about whether it is worth it to make the journey here to search for the good life.


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Workers in Malaysia not an issue: minister

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday the drafting of an action plan to send workers to Malaysia was still underway, but maintained that the abuses faced by a small number of domestic workers there was not of concern.


Speaking on the sidelines of a joint event with the ILO, Sam Heng said a technical working group was still working with Malaysian officials to draft a Read More

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Minimum pay for Filipino maids to go up May 1: Philippine embassy

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: From May 1, the minimum salary for domestic workers from the Philippines will be raised from S$550 to S$570, the Philippines Embassy’s Overseas Labour Office (POLO-SG) said on Friday (Mar 31).


In a notice to its more than 200 accredited employment agencies, the embassy’s Labour Attache Ramon Pastrana said this is due to the “fluctuation of exchange rat Read More

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Indonesia signals easing of domestic worker travel ban

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Indonesia
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Jakarta is to continue allowing Indonesian domestic helpers to work overseas if there is a need for them, and if working conditions in foreign nations have improved, an Indonesian labor official said.


Jakarta last year said that it would prevent Indonesians from working abroad as domestic helpers as of this year.


However, during an interview with reporters, National Agency Read More

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Migrant workers told to register or face deportation

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — All migrant workers in the fishing industry are required to register by the end of this month, the Ministry of Labour has announced.

The ministry said all migrant workers in the fishing industry have to register themselves to receive a proper work permit before March 31, as presently there are only 47,000 registered migrant workers in the fisheries sector, Thai National News Bureau repo Read More

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Trat trawler operators moving to Koh Kong | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 66 days ago Thailand
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TRAT - Fishing boat operators in this easternmost province are moving to adjacent Koh Kong province in Cambodia because they cannot survive in business in Thailand, senior officials admit. Many factors,...

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Sarawak Immigration Dept detains 189 illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration Department arrested 189 illegal foreign workers in a dawn raid at a construction site in Balingian, Mukah on Sunday.


Immigration spokesman Maspaun Bolhasan said the operation mounted between 5am and 8.30am involved 72 officers led by the department's enforcement deputy chief Rosliah Kassim.


In a statement here today, she said, t Read More

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New passport rule stigmatizes, burdens migrant workers: NGO

Posted by jaypee 67 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

Migrant Care executive director Wahyu Susilo said a new regulation that requires aspiring Indonesian migrant workers to have Rp 25 million on a bank account when applying for a passport was a policy based on prejudice and suspicion.


On Friday, Directorate General of Immigration spokesperson Agung Sampurno said the Immigration Office had issued a circular on March 6 that Read More