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'Liberating' news for Filipino workers

Posted by jaypee 100 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://www.khaleejtimes.com —

The UAE and Philippines will soon sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of certification of skilled workers, according to former Philippine Labour Attaché Delmer Cruz.


Cruz, who left Dubai for Manila on Tuesday, told Khaleej Times that this is one of the legacies he left after his three and half year stint as Philippine Labour Attache to Dubai and the Northern Emirates Read More

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China to lure more foreign workers and investment by relaxing ‘green card’ rules

Posted by jaypee 100 days ago China PR
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China is hoping to attract more overseas talent and investment by making it easier for foreign nationals to obtain a “green card”.


Permanent residency was presently open to too few foreign nationals and standards for granting the status were too high, said state news agency Xinhua, quoting a directive from the State Council and the Communist Party’s Central Commit Read More

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Migrant workers assured of help

Posted by jaypee 100 days ago Philippines
http://thestandard.com.ph —

Malacañang on Wednesday assured Filipino Workers overseas  that the government  will provide them  assistance if they  lose their jobs  as a result  of the  oil price  downtrend and possible freezing of output  by oil producers. 


“Labor and Employment Secretary [Rosalinda] Baldoz has already made certain statements&mdas Read More

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Migrant group in M’sia fears for foreign workers’ safety after claims of ‘linked terrorism, rape’

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR — Claims by local NGOs that the intake of 1.5 million Bangladeshis into the country would open the floodgates to terrorism and rape could lead to sporadic violence against foreign workers here, the Migrant Working Group (MWG) cautioned.


Its executive director Sumitra V said the statement made by the president of Pertubuhan Rapat Malaysia (Rapat) was clearly &ldq Read More

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Crackdown on illicit trade in domestic workers planned

Posted by jaypee 101 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor has announced plans to launch a crackdown on the illicit trade in domestic workers.
The announcement follows a meeting held by Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani with officials from security and other government departments.

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Penalties for trading in services of runaway housemaids

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor and Public Security have agreed to clamp down on those trading in the services of runaway domestic workers.


It has been decided to take stringent penal action against all those who violate the iqama (residency permit) and Labor Law regulations in this regard, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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Saudi Arabia, Kingdom Sign MOU on Migrant Workers

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Cambodia
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Cambodian workers will make their way to Saudi Arabia if all goes according to an MoU signed by representatives from the two countries, according to an official statement yesterday.

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DPR: Domestic Workers Must Improve Competencies

Posted by jaypee 102 days ago Indonesia
http://en.tempo.co —

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Dede Yusuf, Chief of Commission IX of the House of Representatives (DPR) said that domestic workers must improve their competencies to be able to compete in the ASEAN Economic Community. Dede said that domestic workers is one of the jobs that can be taken

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