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No uniform health insurance premium for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — Health insurance premium for domestic workers varies depending on their medical history, Makkah Arabic newspaper quoted health insurance companies as saying on Monday.

Annual health insurance premium varies between SR2,100 and SR4,300, a source told the newspaper.

Saudi sponsors must provide complete medical history of their domestic workers to health insurance Read More


Foreign workers now 14% of total national workforce

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is just one percent away from reaching Putrajaya’s foreign worker limit of 15% out of the total national workforce.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Ismail Abdul Muttalib said the current percentage of documented foreign workers stands at 14% (about two million) out of the 14 million workforce in the country.

“We hope more employers will hi Read More


MOM urges operators of factory converted dormitories to raise housing standards of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com —

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Aug 1) called on operators of what it calls "factory converted dormitories" (FCDs) to improve the housing conditions of foreign workers.

FCDs are dormitories for foreign workers that are housed in partially converted factories or other workplaces.

Last Friday, foreign worker advocacy group the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC Read More


Recent laws in Saudi reinforce migrant workers’ vulnerability

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The ongoing stream of laws and regulations drafted and implemented by Saudi’s labor and interior ministries reflect the entanglement of migration and domestic politics. The overall effect of these laws, and of the accompanying government narrative, reinforces the marginalization of migrant workers and immerses them in a society ever more hostile to

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KUNA : Foreign workers shelter.. Addition to Kuwait's human rights record

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Kuwait
http://www.kuna.net.kw —

KUWAIT, July 30 (KUNA) -- Due to its utter commitment to the issues of human rights, Kuwait had established the foreign workers shelter as a ...

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Migrant workers are being ‘severely overworked’: Tsai

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that foreign migrant workers are overworked and her government is hoping to better protect their rights.

Human rights protection is an important issue, Tsai said in a meeting with US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge, who is a senior adviser to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Over one million foreign migrant workers are expected to register with Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 27 days ago Thailand
http://www.pattayamail.com —

Over 960,000 foreign migrant workers have registered with the Labour Ministry since April 1 and the number is expected to surpass one million as the deadline for registration ends today.

According to the Labour Employment Department, altogether 965,203 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered since April 1 until July 27th.

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More training, welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: A non-profit organisation has introduced more training courses and welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore, including a course that trains them on providing care to the elderly.

Under the specialist caregiver programme, launched on Tuesday (Jun 28) by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST), maids can pick up skills Read More