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Illegal foreign workers to face crackdown: NBR

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Bangladesh
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The National Board of Revenue is set to start inspecting firms that appoint foreigners illegally and, in so doing, deprive the state of due tax.


“Our taskforce teams will visit firms and penal action will be taken for non-compliance with tax rules,” said a senior NBR official,


The taskforce teams, which will comprise of taxmen and representatives from the Federa Read More

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Minister visits migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
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Labour Minister Ith Samheng went to Thailand yesterday to examine the process of providing legal status to Cambodian workers there.


He said the Cambodian government would meet its Thai counterparts to agree on conditions for smooth processing as some workers say they wait a long time and need original documents.


Mr Samheng went to a m Read More

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200 more migrant workers welcomed back home

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Burma
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The Myanmar migrant workers upon their return in Myawaddy.


Some 200 Myanmar migrant workers arrived back from Malaysia on October 25 and were welcomed by the authorities who arranged for them to get back to their home towns.

Most of the workers were men. They had to give 1,150 ringgit (Ks 360,000) to brokers to return to Myawaddy through Thailand from Malaysia, they s Read More

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UN urged to step up protection of female migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Bangladesh
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Aiming to ensure safe and secure migration, the ministry is planning to revisit the Overseas Employment and Migration Act, 2013, so that the loopholes in the law can be addressed



Dr Nomita Halder, acting secretary of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, has called on UN agencie Read More

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India works closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago India
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India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, has said that only a ‘miniscule’ number of Indian residents in the UAE face difficulties, harassment or abuse.


The UAE is ‘not a country that habitually exploits people,’ he was quoted by the ‘Economic Times’ as saying.


He added that India's Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with t Read More

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1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Nepal
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Migrant workers from Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and African countries were employed in the company.


 


It is learnt that the company failed to provide salary to its staff for the past three months and has not renewed the visa of migrant workers.


 


Victims have filed a complaint at Qatar’s Labour Department and court to deport th Read More

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Myanmar sends over 17,000 migrant workers abroad in September - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Burma
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YANGON, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 17,143 Myanmar migrant workers went abroad to work in September, the official Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported Saturday.


Of them, about 15,805 were sent to Thailand while 692 to South Korea, 346 to Japan, 267 to Malaysia and the rest 33 to Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and China's Macao Special Administrative Regio Read More

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State assures migrant workers of safety

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com — Labour Minister says misinformation campaigns on social media are part of a smear campaign against Kerala

Backing up its commitment to the safety of migrant workers in Kerala, the government on Tuesday announced a slew of measures for their welfare.


Addressing a press conference, Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan said the messages circulating on the social media about migrant labo Read More