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Malaysia next in bid to legalise migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Malaysia
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A campaign to legalise Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand could be repeated in Malaysia if it proves successful, the Labour Minister has said.


Ith Samheng announced on Tuesday that the government will send 360 officials to Thailand to implement a 100-day campaign to give illegal migrant workers proper documents.


The campaign will r Read More

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Nepal is failing to protect migrant workers: Amnesty International

Posted by jaypee 110 days ago Nepal
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KATMANDU: Nepal is failing to enforce laws designed to protect migrant workers from being charged exorbitant fees that leave them crippled by debt and trapped in jobs overseas, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

More than 400,000 migrants workers leave Nepal every year for work abroad, mostly in the Gulf and Malaysia. Their remittances back home make up nearly 30 per cent o

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Migrant workers stranded in Saudi Arabia after Qatari bosses forc

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Asian migrants working as domestic staff and farmers are stranded in Saudi Arabia - potentially illegally - after their Qatari bosses were ordered out of the kingdom, a rights group said on Wednesday.


The workers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal have been left without accommodation and money, said the head of Qatar's Read More

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ASEAN shelves declaration on rights of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 149 days ago Indonesia
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ASEAN member states have failed to reach a consensus on a highly anticipated migrant workers' protection instrument, prompting the region's senior officials to shelve the declaration for the next summit in November.


For months Indonesia and the Philippines had played up the adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on the Promotion and Protection of Migrant Workers' Rights, an instrument Read More

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Buying and selling maids online

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Migrant labour in Gulf countries has long been a subject of controversy, and the system that regulates it has now spawned a black market for domestic servants who are bought and sold online.


BBC Trending has discovered that dozens of private Facebook groups are being used to circumvent local laws and regulations. Messages like these appeared rece Read More

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400 stranded workers in Sohar return to India

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Around 400 stranded workers, who claimed they were not paid salaries for months, have arrived home in India.

Workers, who said they had been struggling for food and accommodation for weeks, are now united with their families with help from the Ministry of Manpower and the Indian Embassy in Muscat.

Indra Mani Pandey, India’s ambassador to

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'Employment permit system needs review'

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Republic of Korea
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

Employment permit systems which discriminate against migrant workers should be reviewed, an international labor leader said.

"Permit systems need to be carefully examined so that they meet the principles of non-discrimination and do not leave migrant workers in situations such as the terrible case of the Nepalese worker," International Labor Organization (ILO)

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Remittance rises in August, thanks to Eid

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Bangladesh
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Remittance hit a 14-month high in August, mainly due to Eid-ul-Azha, in a development that may bring a sigh of relief for the government.


Last month migrant workers sent home $1.42 billion. The last time this high an amount was remitted was back in June last year, when $1.47 billion was sent. After that, the monthly remittance was $1-1.2 billion.


August's receipts are also a Read More