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Foreign workers skipping M'sia

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Malaysia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia is no longer perceived to be the land of milk and honey, and foreigners are no longer keen to take up difficult, dirty and dangerous (3D) jobs in the country.


 


The depreciating ringgit in recent years is making them think twice about whether it is worth it to make the journey here to search for the good life.


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MP queries on causes of delay in activating domestic workers law

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Kuwait
http://www.arabtimesonline.com —

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: At a time when the issue of hiring domestic workers is discussed at every level, MP Khalil Al- Saleh has submitted a joint parliamentary query to the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al Saleh and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah on the causes for delay in activating the Domestic Workers Law and the proced

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Workers in Malaysia not an issue: minister

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Cambodia
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

Labour Minister Ith Sam Heng told reporters yesterday the drafting of an action plan to send workers to Malaysia was still underway, but maintained that the abuses faced by a small number of domestic workers there was not of concern.


Speaking on the sidelines of a joint event with the ILO, Sam Heng said a technical working group was still working with Malaysian officials to draft a Read More

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Ban sending Nepalis to Gulf as domestic workers: House panel

Posted by jaypee 112 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

KATHMANDU: The Parliament’s International Relations and Labour Committee has directed the Council of Ministers to completely ban sending Nepali workers to the Gulf countries until they formulate substantive laws relating to domestic help and make a bilateral labour agreement with Nepal.


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Minimum pay for Filipino maids to go up May 1: Philippine embassy

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago Singapore
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SINGAPORE: From May 1, the minimum salary for domestic workers from the Philippines will be raised from S$550 to S$570, the Philippines Embassy’s Overseas Labour Office (POLO-SG) said on Friday (Mar 31).


In a notice to its more than 200 accredited employment agencies, the embassy’s Labour Attache Ramon Pastrana said this is due to the “fluctuation of exchange rat Read More

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UAE: New Draft of Domestic Worker Law pending approval

Posted by jaypee 115 days ago United Arab Emirates
https://www.migrant-rights.org —

A draft law for domestic workers is now pending approval in the UAE. The proposed law is an amendment to the 2012 draft law, which was approved by the Federal National Council but did not come into force. The new version has been approved by the UAE Cabinet and must now be pass

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Indonesia signals easing of domestic worker travel ban

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Indonesia
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Jakarta is to continue allowing Indonesian domestic helpers to work overseas if there is a need for them, and if working conditions in foreign nations have improved, an Indonesian labor official said.


Jakarta last year said that it would prevent Indonesians from working abroad as domestic helpers as of this year.


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Nepalese delegation draws attention to worker issues

Posted by jaypee 123 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://saudigazette.com.sa —

JEDDAH — A Nepalese parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia to assess the situation of workers from the country, particularly those who are laid off in recent months.


The delegation held wide-ranging talks with Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafis, Undersecretary for International Affairs Ziad Al-Sayegh, Undersecretary for Customer Read More