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UAE introduces new initiatives to protect Indian migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago United Arab Emirates
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In a major initiative, India and the UAE have collaborated to ensure blue-collar Indian workers hired to the UAE are offered the same wages and benefits promised to them back home and not duped with fake visas or job offers.

The new collaboration will now allow Indian officials to verify whether employment contracts offered to workers requiring emigration clearance are exactly th Read More


Saudi Arabia may allow foreign maid recruiters to set up local offices

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Saudi Arabia

Plans have been mooted to allow foreign domestic workers recruitment offices to set up in Saudi Arabia, according to local media.

A Shura council member has called for overseas recruitment firms to be able to conduct business in the kingdom in order to meet high demand for housemaids.

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Plan to bring domestic workers under ESI fold: Bandaru Dattatreya

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago India
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HYDERABAD: Labour ministry will soon launch a social security scheme for domestic workers on pilot basis in Delhi and Hyderabad as part of government's commitment to provide health insurance for all, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on Sunday.

"We will roll out a new scheme to bring domestic workers under the ESI fold. This scheme intends to provide ESI facilities to domest Read More


Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines is set to lift a ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE in the next few days, ‘Emarat Al Youm’ has reported.

An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again Read More


Saudization: Labor Ministry to unveil six new projects

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development is reportedly in the process of producing six projects to increase Saudisation in the labour market.

Arab News cited a source as saying a key objective of the ministry is to reduce the difference in costs between hiring Saudis and expat workers.

The projects involve developing recruitment mechanisms so se Read More


Move to protect female Indian workers in Oman and GCC welcomed

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Oman
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Muscat: India’s move to protect its female migrant workers is a good thing, the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC’s) General Secretary said.

“Any measures which defeat the abuse of domestic workers by shady recruitment agencies is a good thing,” Sharan Burrow, ITUC general secretary, told the Times of Oman.

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Saudi lifts ban on Bangladeshi workers, while ignoring plight of thousands of stranded workers

Posted by jaypee 47 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has lifted a six-year ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. The move comes even as the Kingdom struggles to deal with tens of thousands of migrant workers stranded and starving, without pay or sustenance.

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Saudi lifts hiring ban on Bangladeshi workers – report

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers, local media quoted the ministry of Labour and Social Development as saying.

The ban, partly in force since 2008, only allowed domestic helpers from Bangladesh to work in the kingdom.

Bangladesh ambassador Golam Moshi told local daily Arab News that the move follows a meeting between Saudi King Read More