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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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Saudi Labor Ministry calls on employers to issue prepaid salary cards to domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 19 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has renewed its call for individual employers to issue prepaid payroll or salary cards to domestic workers as soon as they arrive in the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
To get a prepaid payroll card, the employer (sponsor) must register for the service at a bank, then, through the Musaned online portal (www.musaned

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Proposal approved to prevent domestic workers traveling without sponsors permission

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The parliamentary Interior Affairs Committee has unanimously approved a proposal to prevent domestic workers from traveling without obtaining a permit from the sponsor.

The proposal includes stipulation on investigating domestic workers arrested for absconding to identify the person who harbored them as the latter will be required to pay for the travel ticket a Read More


New rule for hiring Sri Lankan domestic workers in UAE

Posted by jaypee 6 days ago United Arab Emirates
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The UAE and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in the labour and manpower fields. The MoU was attached by a protocol agreement that aims at facilitating the process for approving and recruiting domestic workers.

The MoU were signed by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Sir Lanka's Minister o

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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


Malaysia urges Jakarta not to freeze supply of maids, amid uproar over abuse case

Posted by jaypee 7 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR ― The high-profile death of an Indonesian maid after allegedly being abused by her Malaysian employer has now threatened to undermine ties between Putrajaya and Jakarta, with a Malaysian leader calling on its neighbour not to bar its nationals from becoming domestic workers in Malaysia.   

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that he was & Read More


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


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