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Saudi Arabia has 11 million foreign workers from more than 100 countries

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is one of the largest labor markets in the world with 11 million foreign workers from more than 100 countries represented in many sectors and fields of work, according to a senior official.
Adnan bin Abdullah Al-Naim, undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, was addressing Saudi recruiting agents and a 32-member delegation from Colombo at t

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Multilingual guide to go online in Taiwan to help migrant workers understand employment transfer contracts

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a statement released by the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency on Thursday, the department will release an online guide on Monday in order to help foreign workers understand their employment transfer contracts better as the guide will be made available in five different languages namely English, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai a

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Taiwan’s MOL to launch 5-language online inquiry section for migrant workers seeking to change employers

Posted by jaypee 23 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Many migrant workers in Taiwan have trouble reading Chinese information when they need to know about how to change employers, what job openings are available, and how cases have been handled. They will have no more trouble because the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will soon launch an online inquiry section for migrant workers who need to change employers. &

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Minister orders faster verification system for foreign workers after staff reshuffle

Posted by jaypee 24 days ago Cambodia
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew has instructed nationality-verification centres to speed up their work to reduce the time required per person verified from 13 hours to less than two hours.



Employment Department director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday that Adul expected the centres to work faster and provide greater convenience to service users.  Read More

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Over 1,000 Myanmar migrant workers return from Thailand in single day

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- About 1,137 Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand on Tuesday, a day after Christmas, according to the Home Affairs Ministry Wednesday.


They came back through Myawaddy No. 1 Friendship Bridge, HteeKhee, Tanintharyi and Kawthaung border gates respectively.


The return in a single day has brought the total number of returnees since June 2 Read More

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Migrant workers among protesters against labor law amendment in Taipei

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Taiwan
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Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei Saturday demanding that the government retract an amendment to the Labor Standards Act, saying that it will leave workers more vulnerable to overtime abuse.


"We have only one demand, which is that the government retract the amendment. None of the proposed revisions benefit workers," the organizers said, referring to the Read More

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Cost to rise with foreign worker levy

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Malaysia
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Manufacturers have warned that “someone” will have to pick up the tap for the additional cost after the authority mandated that employers pay for their foreign workers levy.


Malaysia employs about 1.75 million legal foreign workers.


Besides domestic helpers, the majority of these workers is employed in the plantation, manufacturing and construction sectors.


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S. Korea to permit 56,000 foreign workers with E-9 visas next year

Posted by jaypee 30 days ago Republic of Korea
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SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will issue its non-professional employment visa to 56,000 foreign workers next year, the same figure set for this year's quota, government officials said Friday.


The government committee on foreign workforce policy finalized its plan for the 2018 E-9 visa quota during its 25th session presided over by Hong Nam-ki, the minister of the Office f Read More