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Crackdown on 'slave labour'

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago Thailand

The registration of migrant workers in the fishery and related industries in 22 coastal provinces kicks off today. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given trawler operators until July 21 to file lists of the names of their migrant crew to the Provincial Employment Office.

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India Government Must Value Migrant Workers For More Than The Billions They Send Home, Says Amnesty

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago India
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The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, said Amnesty International India today in a new report focusing on migrants from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia .

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Unvaccinated Migrant Workers Bring Measles Resurgence

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago China PR
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Cases of measles on the mainland hit 11,089 in April compared to 2,070 in January, according to the health ministry. The total was almost as high – 10,563 – in May. In just the first five months of the year, the number of cases reached 35,677, surpassing the 27,646 cases for the whole of last year.

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Migrant workers unaware of government welfare schemes

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

CHENNAI: Their conditions of work and living are poor and their access to government welfare schemes non-existent. Ration cards, insurance and pension schemes and education are luxuries they can only dream of.

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Meet the new breed of migrant workers

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago China PR
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn —

A city government in South China has started recruiting foreigners as a way of making a mark on the international stage, as Xu Jingxi reports from Foshan, Guangdong province.

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52 more OFWs arriving in PHL from strife-torn Libya

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Philippines
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At least 52 more overseas Filipino workers were scheduled to arrive in the Philippines from strife-torn Libya on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Thailand Addressing Foreign Workers' Problems, Setting Up More Registration Centres

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Thailand
http://www.bernama.com.my —

SAMUTPRAKARN, July 7 (Bernama) -- Thailand is addressing its foreign labour issue by setting up more one-stop service centres to register illegal migrant workers in the provinces and establishing close cooperation with its neighbours Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos.

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Illegal immigrants arrested on Myanmar-China border

Posted by jacobo 21 days ago Burma
http://www.elevenmyanmar.com —

The immigrants were arrested in June and charged for entering the country illegally, while in China similar crackdowns on illegal Myanmar workers was taking place.

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