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‘No levy on foreign workers’ - Nation | The Star Online

Posted by jaypee 113 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: Struggling employers want the Government to reverse the decision forcing bosses to pay the annual levy for foreign workers.


 


SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang said the representatives of various industries would seek a meeting with the Government over its latest policy.


“We want the Government to cancel or reverse t Read More

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Mob arrested over maids' money misery

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.atimes.com — Hong Kong police believe a money lending syndicate offered loans to 1,200 Filipino domestic helpers and seized the borrowers’ passports and employment contracts as collateral

Two Hong Kong residents and eight Filipino domestic workers were arrested on loan sharking charges in a police operation on Sunday and Read More

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Construction firm charged for housing 60 foreign workers in rat-infested dormitories

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Kay Lim Construction & Trading was prosecuted in the State Courts on Tuesday (March 14) for housing 60 foreign workers in "unacceptable" accommodation with "unhygienic living conditions", said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Wednesday.


The firm also did not update the ministry, via an online system, on the foreign workers' housing addresses.


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Nepal govt to run mobile camp abroad for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: The government is set to run a mobile camp in gulf countries and Malaysia to resolve problems of migrant workers as RSS reported.


The camp would provide services of passport renewal, renewal of the contract of labour permit and insurance.

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UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: A weekly day off, 30 days of annual paid leave, the right to retain personal documents including passport, ID card and work permit, besides daily rest of at least 12 hours — including at least eight consecutive hours — are among rights that the UAE plans to assure domestic workers.


In a bid to ensure decent working and living conditions for domestic workers, Read More

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UAE champions rights of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE is taking a very significant step forward over the protection of rights for people in domestic employment. Domestic workers have unique working conditions that place them at a serious disadvantage should their employer choose to abuse their rights. They work in close proximity to the employing family with little outside contact, and they do not have standard working terms since ea

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New passport rule stigmatizes, burdens migrant workers: NGO

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Indonesia
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Migrant Care executive director Wahyu Susilo said a new regulation that requires aspiring Indonesian migrant workers to have Rp 25 million on a bank account when applying for a passport was a policy based on prejudice and suspicion.


On Friday, Directorate General of Immigration spokesperson Agung Sampurno said the Immigration Office had issued a circular on March 6 that Read More

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Sarawak Immigration Dept detains 189 illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 37 days ago Malaysia
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KUCHING: Sarawak Immigration Department arrested 189 illegal foreign workers in a dawn raid at a construction site in Balingian, Mukah on Sunday.


Immigration spokesman Maspaun Bolhasan said the operation mounted between 5am and 8.30am involved 72 officers led by the department's enforcement deputy chief Rosliah Kassim.


In a statement here today, she said, t Read More