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Gov’t announces new labour migration roadmap

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Commemorating International Migrants Day yesterday, the government launched its second Labour Migration Policy, outlining new targets to regulate the Kingdom’s migrant workforce, while also noting that more than a third of its first such plan didn’t accomplish much.

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Non-Saudi wives to get permanent residence permits –report

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Filipinas who married Saudi citizens may be among the foreign nationals who stand to benefit from a policy to grant permanent residency to foreign wives, widows and divorcees of Saudi nationals, a Saudi news site reported Friday.

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New Report Uncovers Worker Wage Theft in Thai Apparel Industry

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Thailand
https://www.sourcingjournalonline.com —

Migrant workers in Thailand’s apparel sector are supposed to earn a minimum wage, but a new study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar revealed that those workers are making roughly half of what they are owed.

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Thai NGOs Call for Improved Social Benefits for Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Thailand
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

Burmese migrants and NGOs supporting migrants in Thailand have called on the Thai government to reform its social security system so that legally registered Burmese, Laotian and Cambodia workers in the country can gain long-term benefits from the system.

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POEA to vacationing OFWs: Go online for employment certificates

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino workers wanting to spend their Christmas vacation in the Philippines may want to go online instead of lining up for their overseas employment certificates (OECs).

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76 OFWs in Jeddah finally receive pay after 4 months

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Saudi Arabia
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After a long wait, 76 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, finally received their salaries, ensuring a pleasant reunion with their families in the Philippines this Christmas, a report on GMA News TV's "QRT" said Wednesday.

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OFW inflows up 6.9% to $2.46 B in Oct

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Philippines
http://www.philstar.com —

MANILA, Philippines - Remittances – cash and non-cash – sent home by Filipinos overseas continued to increase in October on the back of sustained demand for Filipino workers abroad.

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Highly-skilled labour market needed to tackle foreign worker influx

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thesundaily.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to change from an economic structure that requires unskilled foreign workers to a highly-skilled labour market in order to tackle the influx of foreign workers.

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