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Cambodia Creates ‘Border Pass’ for Workers in Thailand

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Cambodia
http://www.khmertimeskh.com —

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong has signed an agreement in Thailand to create a ‘Border Pass’ for workers living along the Cambodian-Thai border.

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Migrant workers decry discriminative wage plan

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

A ruling party lawmaker drew protests Sunday after suggesting that foreign workers here should not be subject to minimum wage adjustments.

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Indian order to hit Gulf job-seekers | Oman Observer

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago India
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MUMBAI: July 12: In its zeal to protect the interest of workers seeking employment in various Gulf nations, India, in a diktat which is likely to do more harm than good, has decreed that no recruiting agent should charge more that Rs 20,000 from any person seeking employment there. What complicates the matter further, possibly dimming the chances Indian worke

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Foreign worker marriage ban gets revoked

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Lebanon
http://www.dailystar.com.lb —

BEIRUT: Civil society groups succeeded earlier this month in lobbying the Justice Ministry to revoke a decision that would have effectively put the personal lives of foreign workers under the scrutiny of the government.

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Saudi approves plans to hire 1.2 mln workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://english.alarabiya.net —

The Ministry of Labor has started giving permission to six recruitment companies to issue 1.2 million visas to hire housemaids, laborers, drivers and other workers for occupations needed in the Saudi market.

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Qatar Seeks to Improve Its Image, But Not Conditions of Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Qatar
http://www.thetower.org —

Following ongoing criticism from newspapers and human rights organizations about systemic abuse within the Qatari labor system, the Persian Gulf monarchy is ramping up its public relations efforts. The scrutiny has been fueled in large part by the publicity surrounding the construction for the 2022 World Cup.

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Close to 6,000 Pinoys already repatriated from Syria –DFA

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Philippines
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Twenty-eight more Filipinos were repatriated from Syria on Wednesday, bringing the total number of repatriates to 5,671 since the start of the repatriation program in 2011, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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POEA: New rules on work permits in Bahrain may affect several Pinoy workers

Posted by jaypee 56 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine government on Wednesday urged Filipino workers in Bahrain to apply for mobility permits in accordance with the new rules set by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) for foreign workers.

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