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Qatar enacts new employment law that better protects OFWs

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Qatar
http://news.mb.com.ph —

Qatar has enacted a new employment law that would provide better protection to the more than 50,000 Filipino household service workers in the Gulf state.


According to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola, the coverage of Qatar’s new “Domestic Employment Law” has been expanded to now also cover household service workers and Read More

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Foreign workers occupy more than 10 million jobs in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs there.


There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Saudi kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million i Read More

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Construction firm fined $156,000 for housing foreign workers in unhygienic living conditions, Manpower News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction and Trading was fined $156,000 on Thursday (Aug 17) for housing 60 foreign workers in dirty, rat-infested living quarters.


The firm has also been banned from employing foreign workers.


The workers, who were employed by Kay Lim and nine other firms, were found living in temporary quarters in a construction site near Commonwealth Avenue and Gh Read More

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Target illegal foreign workers, not documented ones, to check spread of disease, says MEF

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: The rising spread of infectious diseases in Malaysia should be blamed on illegal foreign workers instead of those who are documented, and the authorities need to step up enforcement to address the issue.


Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said today the government had to “go big” on catching and deporting illeg Read More

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More health checks for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign workers will have to undergo more frequent health screenings from next year in a move to stem contagious diseases from being brought into the country.


 


Foreign workers will also have to undergo medical screening within 30 days of arriving in Malaysia.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the screening needed to be c Read More

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Qatar's migrant workers bear brunt of Arab blockade

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Qatar
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The Arab embargo has had an adverse impact on Qatar's foreign workers, who are needed to get the country ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha.


Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) blocked Qatar's border and imposed an embargo after accusing the country of supporting terrorism. As a result, Qatar has been forced to spend more on chartering ships and Read More

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Foreign worker levy hikes in 2019

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Progressive levy hikes based on the number of foreign workers hired will be implemented from 2019, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.


He said this will allow more employment of locals and systematically reduce the hiring of foreign workers.


"To encourage the hiring of local workers and control the number of foreign worker Read More

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Poor response to rehiring plan - Nation

Posted by jaypee 35 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The six-month Rehiring Sabah 2017 programme for employers to register their illegal workers has seen a poor response, with Immigration expecting to begin a statewide crackdown when the deadline ends today.


 


Sabah Immigration Department director Musa Sulaiman said only 1,088 of the estimated 50,000 illegal Indonesian and Filipino workers registered sin Read More