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Migrant workers to get discounts on insurance, remittance with POSB membership scheme

Posted by jaypee 2 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A free membership programme that offers migrant workers discounts and benefits on insurance and remittance was launched on Thursday (Feb 22) by the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) and POSB.


A first of its kind in Singapore, the programme will give migrant workers access to savings as well as services they use on a daily basis through the POSB Jolly app.


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POLO officials told: Report all abuse cases in 24 hrs

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Labor and Employment is taking a more hardened stance to protect overseas Filipino workers following the death of Joanna Daniela Demafelis in Kuwait.


DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said all Philippine Overseas Labor Offices have been ordered to report all cases of abuse in their jurisdictions within 24 hours.


A command center will be set up as wel Read More

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600 OFWs home from Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino workers repatriated from Kuwait arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday. Around 600 Filipino workers returned home from Kuwait as part of the government’s repatriation program.

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Kuwait extends amnesty program for undocumented Pinoys until April 22

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Kuwait on Tuesday said it would extend its amnesty program until April 22 to allow undocumented Filipinos to rectify their status or exit without being fined.


Over 2,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state have returned to the Philippines since the program began last Jan. 29.


The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) had earlier said Filipin Read More

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Malaysia's meeting with Indonesia to discuss maid ban postponed

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR  - A meeting scheduled for Tuesday (Feb 20) to discuss Indonesia's proposal to stop its citizens from going to work as maids in Malaysia has been postponed.


Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamid told the Malay Mail that the discussion has been rescheduled, but declined to say why. “We have no information on the next meeting yet,&r Read More

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Govt will not protect those involved with abusing domestic workers: Zahid (Updated)

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today assured his Indonesian counterparts that there will be no cover-ups in investigations into the recent death of an Indonesian maid here.


"We will not protect anyone involved in the abuse of Indonesian domestic worker in the country. This does not only apply to maids, but all foreign workers he Read More

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Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers not required to submit good conduct certificate till June

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi: Domestic workers from the Philippine and Indonesia do not need to submit a certificate of good conduct (CGC) when applying to a work visa until June 2018, it was announced on Monday.


According to a circular issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to "Tasheel" Service centres, the condition of obtaining the good conduct and behaviour certificate has b Read More

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KL hopes Indonesia won't stop flow of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 6 days ago Malaysia
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Malaysia hopes Indonesia will reconsider a proposal by Jakarta's ambassador to stop sending domestic workers to the country, amid a backlash following the shocking death of a young Indonesian woman after alleged abuse by her employers.


Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would be meeting Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri in the nea Read More