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Uzbek migrant workers remit 448 USD from Russia and 168 USD from Kazakhstan - UzNews.net

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Uzbekistan
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Labor migrants stay in Russia the longest; workers in Kazakhstan return home the most. These and other findings are the result of a UN survey on migrant labor.

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South Korea’s Immigrant Problem

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Republic of Korea
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It is increasingly difficult to characterize South Korea as a single-race nation anymore given its growing racial and cultural diversity. South Korea has about 1.58 million foreign residents as of September, and there are 49 cities in South Korea with over 10,000 foreign residents. Furthermore, many of South Korea’s farm villages are now dependent on foreign workers.

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Not all foreign workers are illegal, says Liow

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Malaysia
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IPOH - Not all foreign workers are illegal and the Immigration Department should be diligent when checking their documents and backgrounds.

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Riot exercise with foreign workers was "meaningful collaboration": Khaw

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com — Migrant workers' rights groups had said the drill could encourage stereotyping and discrimination. However, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said it was "well-received" by various stakeholders including foreign worker ambassadors. Read More
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Qatar accused of dragging its feet over treatment of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 36 days ago Qatar
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Six months after Qatar promised major improvements to its treatment of migrant workers, Amnesty International has warned that its progress so far is “woefully inadequate” and accused the Gulf state of dragging its feet.

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MOM cracks down on 600 employers for foreign workers' housing violations

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: In the first half of 2014, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) conducted about 360 inspections and took action against 600 employers for housing violations. MOM announced this on Tuesday (Nov 11) following a surprise inspection of two foreign worker dormitories in Joo Koon on Monday night.

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Jobseekers warned vs. online scams promising quick jobs abroad | Pinoy Abroad | GMA News Online

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has warned jobseekers against social media accounts promising quick jobs overseas, lest they fall victims to scams or illegal recruitment.

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DBM adds P50M for repatriation efforts in Middle East

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Budget and Management has allocated an additional P50 million for the repatriation of Filipinos in troubled countries in the Middle East, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said on Tuesday.

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