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Migrant worker complaints growing

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago New Zealand
http://www.radionz.co.nz —

The number of migrant workers complaining of illegal treatment in New Zealand workplaces has more than doubled in the past year.

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POEA suspends 4 recruitment firms for violating HSW rules

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Philippines
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Four recruitment agencies were preventively suspended for allegedly circumventing government regulation on recruiting and deploying Filipino household service workers (HSWs).

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Myanmar migrants’ welfare needs attention on Thai PM visit: rights group

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Burma
http://www.bnionline.net —

The welfare of Myanmar migrants will be one of the issues on the agenda when Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha meets with his counterpart President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw on October 9.

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Thousands of Chinese work illicitly in Vietnam economic zone

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Vietnam
http://tuoitrenews.vn —

Of the more than 5,300 foreign workers in Vung Ang Economic Zone, Ky Anh District, northern Ha Tinh Province, nearly 3,000, mostly Chinese, have yet to obtain a work permit, the Ha Tinh Economic Zone Management Board reported.

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Pinoys, other foreign workers in HK to seek higher pay

Posted by jaypee 15 days ago Philippines
http://www.philstar.com —

Filipinos and other foreign domestic workers are preparing to demand a raise now that the situation in Hong Kong is slowly returning to normal.

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Over 100 illegal migrants found in Thai forest

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Thailand
http://news.asiaone.com —

More than 100 illegal immigrants were arrested yesterday after being smuggled into Sa Kaew from Cambodia for the purpose of working in Bangkok.

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New foreign workers hired in services sector almost halved in 2013: Tan Chuan-Jin -

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: Foreign manpower demand across the services sector has "moderated progressively", said Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 7).

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China says to ensure 'orderly' rural-urban migration

Posted by charlon 16 days ago China PR
http://uk.reuters.com —

 China will ensure "orderly" migration of some 100 million rural workers into cities by 2020, supported by expanded social welfare and more job opportunities, the government said on Wednesday, as part of plans to push its urbanisation programme.

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