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Indian domestic workers protest for job security, minimum wages

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago India
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Church organizations in the Indian capital have helped organize women domestic workers to demand minimum wages and job security, which they say are necessary to lead a dignified life.

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Vietnam is most attractive to foreign workers in Asia

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Vietnam
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Vietnam is considered the most attractive destination in Asia for foreign workers who wish to improve their personal financial situation, HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey pointed out.

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Employers of foreign workers need to sign liability provision letter to avoid exploitation

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Beginning from January 2016, employers employing foreign migrants will have to sign a strict liability provision letter to take responsibility of their workers.


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Mediation service for foreign domestic workers to open in Feb

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: The idea of a mediation service for foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and their employers first came to Mr William Chew’s mind when employment agencies suggested that his organisation could take on the role of a neutral third party in such disputes.

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Citizens, expats warned against dealing with fake maid offices

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: Director General of Residency Detectives Brigadier Saud Al-Khudr and Director General of Public Affairs and Security Media Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash have warned the citizens and expatriates against dealing with dummy domestic labor offices.

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Nagaland Domestic Workers Union demand equal rights

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago India
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The Nagaland Domestic Workers Union (NDWU) has joined the signature campaign launched by the National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) to lobby Parliament for legislation relating to the rights of domestic workers.
The NDWU, as on December 5, had collected over 17,000 signatures from Dimapur alone, which will be taken to Delhi.

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New rules on foreign hiring will not affect local workers: officials

Posted by jaypee 65 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Taiwan government officials indicated Thursday that an impeding revision of the country's rules on hiring foreign nationals will not affect the employment of Taiwan citizens, as the changes will be phased in slowly and the percentage of foreign job seekers will remain comparatively low.

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“Form committees to protect domestic workers”

Posted by jaypee 66 days ago India
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District-level committees should be formed to protect domestic workers against harassment and exploitation. A resolution to this effect was passed at a conference organised here by the Women Development Resource Centre on Monday as part of 16 Days Activism Against Gender-based Violence to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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