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Migrant workers to get more benefits

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Cambodia
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The government is negotiating with other countries to ensure the safety of migrant workers and that they receive worker benefits while toiling abroad, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.

Mr Hun Sen said on his Facebook page that the negotiations include workplace accident insurance and life insurance.

He added that the government is Read More


100 illegal workers arrested in 2 days — Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 64 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry arrested 100 illegal guest workers and issued fines against their employers over the last two days, as part of the ministry’s crackdown campaign, the ministry’s spokesperson, Mohammad Khatib, said on Tuesday. 

The ministry’s inspectors h Read More


Indonesia urged to protect Thai boat migrants

Posted by jaypee 72 days ago Indonesia
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Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Indonesia to help Cambodian migrant workers on Thai fishing boats.

He made the call in a meeting yesterday with the outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Pitono Purnomo.

Mr Hun Sen also urged more cooperation on trade and defence matters, said Kao Kim Huon, minister attached to the Prime Minister.

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Qatar’s migrant fund expected to support Nepali workers

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Qatar
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Nov 4, 2017-The latest initiative by the Qatar government for the protection of its foreign labour force is expected to benefit Nepali migrant workers as well. Qatar recently endorsed a bill, which envisages protecting rights of more than two million of its foreign workers.

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Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 78 days ago Thailand
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January 1, 2018 promises to be an unhappy New Year for many Thai companies. The date marks the end of a six-month amnesty for thousands of illegal migrant workers in the kingdom to come above ground with labor authorities.

The Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act, Thailand’s response to being downgraded to ‘Tier 3’ status on the United States’ gover Read More


Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

Posted by jaypee 78 days ago India
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KOCHI: The Labour Department has registered 26,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam district under the insurance project of the state government. The department has started facilitation centres in the district and deployed several officers for registering migrant workers under the scheme.“The department is primarily targeting workers in Ernakulam. Reg

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New functions added to online system for migrant workers' employment

Posted by jaypee 78 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday added two new functions to its online system for managing the employment of migrant workers, allowing updates of employment information and the submission of applications to extend the transition time between contracts.

The two services were added to an online system launched by the ministry in January 2016 to manage

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70% of migrant workers resorting to middlemen

Posted by jaypee 80 days ago Bangladesh
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As many as 70% migrant workers bank on middlemen for completing migration related activities while 50% overseas jobseekers pay double the usual cost as passport fees, says an NGO report.

They also have to wait for long period of time for obtaining passports despite clearing the payment, the report adds.

A Chittagong-based non-governmental organisation Young Power in Social Read More