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Govt pledges to better protect migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Indonesia
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration wants the government to walk with migrant workers each step of the way, because working abroad is their way of improving their lives and the economies of their hometowns, a minister has said.

“Working abroad is a choice we must honor, respect and protect,” Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri said in Kupang, E Read More


MOM sets new living condition rules for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Singapore
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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has set out new conditions that operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) for housing foreign workers will have to meet, including the provision of a 'feedback channel' and wi-fi.

Starting next year, dorm-operators will have to meet the legal obligations in order to get approval to use their industrial premises for workers to live in, the MOM Read More


Construction work progress continues amid illegal workers’ arrest

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Cambodia
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Since the start of the year, department authorities at the Ministry of Interior have arrested more than 10,000 illegal workers, with the bulk of them being construction workers. However, industry experts and investors are split on the opinions that the arrest will impinge on the development of the sector.

Meng Chamroeun, project manager of mixed-use development Olympia City, told Read More


Saudi Arabia's abuse of foregin workers

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign workers at a construction company in Saudi Arabia say they have not been paid for months, face possible imprisonment because their permits have not been renewed, and their employer is refusing to grant them permission to leave the oil-rich kingdom.

The employees at Riyadh-based building firm United Seemac, which mostly does roadwork for the Saudi governmen Read More


New conditions for foreign workers' factory-converted dormitories

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: Staring next year, all operators of factory-converted dormitories (FCDs) will have to meet four new conditions when seeking approval to use their industrial premises to house foreign workers, announced the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

In a press release on Wednesday (Aug 24), MOM said the new rules follow consultations with industry stakeholders and calls earlier this mo Read More


New Domestic Workers Law to remedy legislation 'loopholes'

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY: Acting Director General for Residency Affairs Brigadier Abdullah Rashid Al-Hajiri has affirmed that Domestic Workers Law No. 68/2015 and the executive regulations issued as per ministerial decree No. 2194/2016 aim to remedy the legislation vacuum and loopholes, as well as to organize relations between the four concerned parties - Interior Ministry which is represented by the

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Indonesia asks for wage hike for migrant workers in Taiwan

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Indonesia
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Jakarta, Aug. 22 (CNA) Indonesia wants to revise a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan to bring wages for its nationals working on fishing boats and as domestic helpers in line with Taiwan's minimum wage, a high-rank Indonesian official said Monday.

The plan to seek a revision to the 2011 Taiwan-Indonesia MOU on recruiting, settling and protecting workers was brought

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Stranded workers in Saudi Arabia plead for help as economy falters | Middle East Eye

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Workers at a construction company in Saudi Arabia have issued an urgent plea for help, saying they are trapped and facing starvation because their employer is refusing to pay salaries or grant them permission to leave the country.

Foreign staff at building firm United Seemac told MEE the company's 500-plus Read More