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Feb 18, Colombo: Nearly 4,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers who have been overstaying in Kuwait are getting ready to return or have returned to the island within the grace period provided by the Kuwait government, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign employment said. Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait has ...
Indian migrant workers file complaint to Ministry of Labour over unpaid wages from Toronto temple ... Two migrant workers from India who say they faced harsh living conditions and were drastically underpaid as sculptors at a Hindu religious charity organization in Toronto are seeking thousands of dollars ...

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Myanmar said there are no plans to discuss with the Malaysian government the issuing of certificates of identity (CI) to its citizens working in the country without documents. Minister of Labour, Immigration and population U Thein Swe said CIs will not be issued to replace passports in foreign countries.
Along with their parents, they follow the crops in order to earn a living. But, this lifestyle comes with sacrifices. Texas is one of the leading cotton producing states in the nation and among the fields and gins are migrant working hands. Martin Cantero Sr. is a migrant worker, working in cotton fields and gins in ...

A grant will give migrant workers better access to diplomatic and legal resources across several northern Illinois counties. The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project, or FLAP, fights against "human labor trafficking" of migrant workers across Illinois. Executive Director Alexandra Sossa says this ...
As many as 457 migrant workers are among 976 people who tested HIV positive at anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centre, Sir Sundarlal hospital in Banaras Hindu University last year, said nodal officer of the ... Sundar said massive awareness drives should be carried out in the colonies of migrant workers.
PREMIUM Malaysian police have launched a murder investigation into the death of an Indonesian migrant worker in Penang. Authorities, as reported by The Star, have detained a 36-year-old woman and her 39-year-old brother for allegedly abusing their Indonesian maid, a 21-year-old woman named ...
Currently, Saudi Arabia and UAE are the largest recipients of migrant workers from India. However, the policies of the gulf countries unlike the European and North American countries give priority to providing short-term work permits to the young migrant workforce and bar them from settling permanently.
In the past 1½ years, there have been at least six cases involving non-Singaporean employers who absconded without paying foreign workers, according to the migrant workers' Centre (MWC). In each case, more than 20 workers were owed about four months' pay, said MWC chairman Yeo Guat Kwang.
Indonesian domestic worker Adelina was allegedly abused and forced to sleep at her employer's car porch with a dog for a month. -- Picture courtesy of Steven Sim's officeGEORGE TOWN, Feb 12 -- Malaysia must enact laws to safeguard migrant worker welfare, said Tenaganita today following a ...
"When there is no space, we often sleep in the hollowed-out portion of the wall meant for storage, or on the roofs," said Manilal, a migrant worker who hails from Banswara district in Rajasthan. For these migrant workers, 'Housing for All' represents nothing more than an impossible dream and an empty ...
'We aren't slaves', 100 migrant workers protest arrest of their boss. Default author image ... is under arrest.' Detective Inspector Gail Windsor said: 'We've visited approximately 200 migrant workers this morning, a mixture of Romanian and Lithuanian, and out of that 14 asked for assistance in leaving the site.
An abandoned potted plant amid demolished low-cost dwellings at a migrant worker village in Beijing. Photo: Reuters. But the worst form of exploitation is still employers' blatant refusal to pay migrant workers on time. The problem has existed from the early years of China's reforms and opening up as ...
The Philippines plans to ask all its nationals to leave Kuwait within 72 hours after a Filipino migrant worker dead was found dead in a freezer. The gruesome incident is the latest in what Manila calls a pattern of abuse in the gulf state where migrant workers are often treated as domestic slaves. An emotional ...
children of migrant workers experience local folk customs in a celebrating activity in Tangqi ancient town in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 8, 2018. migrant workers take part in various folk activities with their children, who came from other cities for family gatherings, to celebrate ...

Detective Inspector Gail Windsor said: "We've visited approximately 200 migrant workers, a mixture of Romanian and Lithuanian, and out of that 14 asked for assistance in leaving the site. "They have been taken to a reception centre where there is Salvation army, police, NHS, Cornwall Council and the ...
EU migrant workers harvesting lettuce in West Lancashire. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. A government spokeswoman said: "The government places great value on the UK's food and farming industries. Until we have left the EU, the UK will remain a member and employers in the agricultural and food ...
Aitken said the migrant workers would arrive in groups. "It is not an on-mass process. At its peak it will build up to 200 and then it will drop off again." The Chinese workers will join 300 local workers already on the site that has been under construction for almost four years. Fu Wah was granted Overseas ...
Cambodia will soon host a meeting with Laos and Myanmar to discuss ways of protecting workers in Thailand. Cambodia's National Committee for anti-human trafficking yesterday met to prepare for the meeting with Laos and Myanmar. Chou Bun Eng, chair of the anti-human trafficking committee, said ...
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday that the government will establish an inter-ministerial working group in Banteay Meanchey province to resolve issues for illegal migrant workers deported from Thailand. Mr Kheng said the working group would be comprised of four ministries, including the Interior ...
Florida's migrant worker Problem. The Sunshine State's $8 billion agriculture industry could face worker shortages because of the Trump Administration's immigration crackdown. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images). workers fill a trailer with tomatoes as they harvest them in the fields of DiMare farms on February 6, ...
Mysuru: Senior journalist P. Sainath alleged that demonetisation had badly hit migrant workers who used to send money home every week. He was speaking during the inaugural session of the two-day National Seminar on 'Migration,' organised as part of Bahuroopi theatre festival, at Rangayana ...
The first venture under the Apna Ghar project of the Kerala government to provide safe, hygienic and affordable rental accommodation for migrant workers is ready for inauguration at Kanjikode, near here. The project, costing Rs. 10 crore and piloted by the Labour Department in association with the public ...
A migrant worker from West Bengal has been found dead in Jaipur in Rajasthan. The body of Sakir Ali, 32, from Malda district was recovered from his rented accommodation in Jaipur's Painter Colony area last Tuesday. While his family members alleged that Ali had been murdered, Rajasthan police said ...
A migrant worker housing development could go up right in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The complex would be almost entirely single male workers who work for Pacific Tomato Growers. People on Cowboy Way in Labelle have homes that butt up right against the proposed compound.
Only five people escaped the burning vehicle, which caught fire on a route in north-western Kazakhstan used by workers heading to Russia. Video footage posted online showed the bus in flames and belching out heavy black smoke on a two-lane road in the middle of a snow-covered steppe. Another ...
The decision was made at a committee meeting that lasted from 4pm to 10:30pm as members hammered out an agreement on related contentious issues. The Minister for Labour will formally introduce the proposal and seek approval at the next Tuesday Cabinet meeting. Under the proposal, migrant ...
In the villager, a Thai teacher from the 'Foundation for The Better Life of children' teaches the Thai language classes and basic communication skills as well as other lessons to the children of the migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. Most of the workers' children are not going to school in ...
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At least 52 people died when their moving bus caught fire in Kazakhstan today in one of the region's deadliest bus accidents in years. All the victims are believed to be Uzbek migrant workers on their way to the city of Kazan in Russia, a Kazakh emergency ministry official told ABC News. Kazakhstan is a ...
Almost 1,000 Cambodian workers were repatriated from overseas last year, marking a significant increase on 2016, according to a Foreign Ministry report published yesterday. The report said the ministry, embassies and consular services last year helped repatriate 986 people from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos ...
According to Pew Research Center, 1 in 20 migrant workers worldwide are Indian-born. As of 2015, 15.6 million people born in India were living in other countries. India has been among the world's top countries of origin for migrants since the UN started tracking those figures in 1990. A World Bank estimate ...
India plans to issue orange-covered passports to some migrant workers, not the regular blue passport, pictured above. (AFP) ... London: The Indian government has drawn widespread criticism after it revealed a plan to introduce orange-colored passport jackets for some migrant workers. Legal experts ...
WASHINGTON: Two decades ago, Fatima Nolasco walked over the border into the United States in search of a better life, going on to build a successful business, and a new home. Now, after Donald Trump decided to end a program that has allowed her to work legally in the country, along with 200,000 ...
Dutch union CNV is calling on Dutch employers to stop employing migrant workers. CNV wants the shortage of professionals to be filled with people now standing on the sidelines of the Dutch labor market, union president Maurice Limmen said in an interview with the Telegraaf. "Employers must not come ...
A Chinese migrant worker recently became the latest fleeting social media star after being photographed taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi at a subway station in Shanghai to make his daily video call home to his wife and family. Like almost all of China's army of migrant workers, Ge Yuanzheng, who hails ...
In another assessment by Jordanian rights watchdog Jordan Labour Watch, migrant workers reported insect-infested food - and water and electricity shutdowns in the dorms of Al Hassan factory Top Tex Garment Co. The labour ministry ordered it shut down early last year after repeated violations went ...
It is the most serious and most common occupational illness in China, but the plight of migrant workers suffering from it - after helping to power China's economic boom - only received central government attention two years ago, when 10 government departments jointly issued a circular ordering local ...
However, migrant workers face substantial challenges working in the country. In order to find a job and enter the country, for example, at least two-thirds of Nepali workers - one of the largest groups in the construction sector - pay high recruitment fees that are excessive or illegal, according to a 2017 ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - migrant workers play important roles in many fields, from traditional industries to homecare services. To encourage the hard-working migrant workers, the Labor Affairs Department of the New Taipei City government will be accepting submissions for the 2018 Outstanding Migrant ...
Scholarship will also be provided to the children of those migrant workers who become physically disabled. Scholarships will be provided for technical and high school education. FEPB has allocated a total of 120 seats under the scholarship programme for children of migrant workers. Scholarship will be ...
The Ministry of Labour, employment and Social Security, the central bank of Myanmar and local commercial banks yesterday held a meeting to discuss cases in which migrant workers, using the hundi system to transfer money home, got cheated. Hundi is the preferred system of money transfer among ...
... demand among migrant worker organizers and Taiwanese migrant worker NGOs, it is unclear what this would mean. An outright expansion of the definition of citizenship is an idea unlikely to gain traction among the public at large or politicians, but migrant workers and supportive Taiwanese labor unions, ...
They believe the open interface, now piloting in The Philippines, could help ensure safe and just working conditions for the some 150 million migrant workers worldwide. While remittance flows delivered by migrants and others, including refugees, are greater in any given year than official development ...
... show, migrant workers from Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, The Philippines and India attended the six-hour long programme. The guests-of-honour at the event included Ms Jacqueline Loh, the chief executive of non-governmental organisation Aidha; Mr Shivaji Das, founder of migrant worker Poetry ...
Balasore: The district administration has rescued 27 migrant labourers and their children belonging to Chhattisgarh from a brick kiln of Ayodhya village in Nilgiri police limits of the district following raids on Tuesday evening. "The rescued include 10 female labourers and 17 males. These 27 labourers ...
There was an article in The New Yorker this past May that depicted the story of a young man who entered this country illegally and what happened to him. I always thought that most of the migrant workers that work in farms were in Florida, California or other southern states. This young man's story took ...
Seoul: South Koreans have become more negative towards migrant workers compared to four years ago, amid the prolonged economic downturn, a poll shows. According to the Overseas Koreans Foundation survey of 820 people conducted in July and August, 61.1% of the respondents from the ...


 

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