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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 ...
UK drops in attractiveness for migrant workers after Brexit - with EU numbers falling hard. THE UK's popularity has plummeted for foreign workers after the Brexit vote, a new poll has revealed. By Chloe Kerr. PUBLISHED: 12:09, Wed, Jan 3, 2018 | UPDATED: 13:12, Wed, Jan 3, 2018. BRxit is discouraging migrants to come ...
In celebration of International Migrants Day, which is usually celebrated in December, Indonesian migrant workers gathered on New Year's Day to welcome Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, who encouraged them to fight abuse and stand up for their rights. The 26-year-old Sulistyaningsih, who first appeared in the ...
South Koreans have become more negative toward migrant workers compared to four years ago amid the prolonged economic downturn, a poll showed Wednesday. A foreign worker works on a machine at a factory (Yonhap). According to the Overseas Koreans Foundation survey of 820 people July ...
Enforcement of a new law governing the management of migrant workers, which stipulates tough penalties for their illegal employment, is to begin once the verification process is completed. The law would see employers of illegal migrants fined Bt400,000-Bt800,000 for every labourer hired.
Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for fisheries, youth Empowerment and sports, has said that the Tahsildar and officials from the Department of Food and Civil Supplies should hold camps at migrant workers' colonies at Beedinagudde, Harady, and other places, to solve their problems. He was chairing a ...
A female migrant worker. Many female migrant workers face exploitation and abuse. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID/Flickr. Creative Commons. (CC BY-NC 2.0). Some rights reserved.Along with augmented surveillance and isolation of the worker, precarious, intimate labour can also systematically obstruct their ...
Beijing -- The city government in Beijing has decided the teeming metropolis has too many people and too many dilapidated homes, so it has begun tearing them down. And the people who lived in them are on their own. Several neighborhoods on the outskirts of Beijing look like war zones. But the attack ...

Weeks after fiercely kicking thousands of migrant workers out of their rental homes, Beijing's top leader, Cai Qi -- the current Communist Party secretary of the city -- paid a visit to some representatives of these migrant workers in Beijing and sent them his "condolences," according to Qianlong.com, a news ...
"I couldn't even speak with anyone else at that house! They wouldn't let us!" said Lasanthi*, in Sinhala, the most-widely spoken language in Sri Lanka. The migrant labourer used to talk to another domestic worker, through a window, while doing laundry for employers in Saudi Arabia. She told me that they ...
Amman -- A legal aid organisation based in Amman has urged the Ministry of Labour to implement "clear standards and mechanisms" for the expulsion of migrant workers after the arrest of 10,408 foreign labourers and the deportation of 6,558 of them over the past year, according to statistics issued by the ...
Discrimination, verbal and physical abuse and pay of less than € 3 an hour are just some of the things migrants working in the Irish fishing industry are facing. A new report from the Migrant rights Centre Ireland also shows 40 per cent of the fishermen interviewed don't feel safe at work. A government ...
Will Lambek of Migrant Justice says a traffic stop and subsequent detention of two migrant farmworkers is evidence the state needs to strengthen its fair and impartial policing policy. John Dillon / VPR. Listen. Listening... /. 4:48. A Franklin County sheriff's officer called for the U.S. Border Patrol after he pulled ...
The trial of a Filipino worker accused of taking an upskirt video of a woman with his phone in Kowloon Bay was postponed until Friday December 15 after the phone with the footage failed to recharge at a hearing last week. Nelson San Juan, who allegedly took an upskirt video of a woman in Kowloon Bay ...
The Chinese government says the move is justified on safety grounds, but many suspect the move is tied to population control - an effort to force the poor from the land that these migrant workers helped develop, and whose value has soared. The city depends on an estimated 8 million workers to do the ...
GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The government of Canada takes its responsibility to protect the integrity of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program very seriously, including protecting the safety of workers. It is collaborating with stakeholders across the country to improve migrant workers' ...
Like many others - tens of thousands of mostly poorer migrant workers - he was forced to move out after the electricity and water was cut off on December 1, in freezing temperatures, amid a 40-day safety blitz by Beijing to rid the city of "illegal structures". The campaign was launched after 19 people were ...
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh fielded harsh criticism this week from a group of activists advocating for migrant workers' rights -- a cause the leader has promised to address in an upcoming party platform. Justice for migrant workers, a Toronto non-profit that promotes rights of farm workers participating in the ...
The evictions appear to have awoken some members of China's ever-expanding middle class to the plight of the average migrant worker -- the people who not only helped build Beijing, but make sure that its day-to-day needs are met. Some complain about increased delays in package and food delivery ...
Legal action has been launched against the owner of a chain of Australian sushi outlets for allegedly exploiting overseas workers in Canberra. The Fair Work Ombudsman says Sushi Bay Belconnen, owned by Rebecca Yi Jeong Shin, underpaid 22 workers a total of $18,671 over five months between ...
Rosas Flores said he wanted to thank everyone involved in his rescue and who has helped, including Brenn-B farms' owners and his co-workers, paramedics, firefighters and doctors, as well as other migrant workers, farm owners and community members who have come together to visit him and support ...
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Lupe Valdez's campaign provided these photos in response to an American-Statesman inquiry. Kiefer Odell of the campaign said the photos, taken in 1950 or 1951, show Valdez as a child with her mother and brother. Odell said the family was working in the field.
By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Breaking News. World+. AfricaAmericasAsiaEuropeMiddle East. Beijing forces migrant workers from their homes. U.S.WorldPoliticsMoneyOpinionHealthEntertainmentTechStyleTravelSportsVideoVR · Live TV. Search ». U.S. Edition+.
Now, suddenly, the authorities have turned on migrant workers like Ms. Peng, who gave only her surname, forcing them out of the city by demolishing their homes. Over the past two weeks tens of thousands - possibly hundreds of thousands - of people have been evicted. Most of the victims seem resigned; ...
But while China's middle class indulged in a craze of capitalist consumption, a large fire broke out in Beijing, killing nineteen, including migrant workers and their children. What is more terrifying is that afterwards, the Beijing government used this as a justification to clear out reportedly over 100,000 migrant ...
Comment: migrant workers across the gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious governmental monitoring or intervention, writes Fadi al-Qadi.
Valdez told reporters in Austin Wednesday: "I was born the eighth child of migrant farm workers." Similarly, Valdez told the Democratic National Convention in July 2016: "I am the youngest of eight children born to migrant workers." We haven't independently corroborated such details though we've emailed ...
The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) expresses its alarm over the recent revelations of the heinous trade in slavery of African migrants in open markets in Libya reminiscent of the trade in human cargo across the Sahara and the Atlantic Ocean ...
migrant workers mistrust quality of care at private nursery classes. VietNamNet Bridge - Although they were warned that their children may suffer physical abuse ... Long and his wife are migrant workers in HCMC. Since they don't have permanent residence certificates in HCMC, they cannot send their child ...
The captain of a fishing vessel was arrested in Italy on Tuesday after allegedly throwing one of his crew overboard in a bid to stop police finding the undocumented worker, who could not swim. In a sting dubbed "operation chains", police slapped Andrea Caroti, 46, in cuffs and accused him of illegally hiring ...
15, with participants in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province, North Chungcheong Province, Daegu, Busan, and elsewhere calling for an end to the migrant workers' board and lodging deduction guidelines. Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and various local migrant worker groups are ...
Like tens of thousands of maids in Singapore, Apriyani rises at dawn to clean, cook and look after children but this largely invisible domestic workforce and other migrant workers in the city-state often live in the shadows. Now a small number have taken to poetry to write about their daily struggles, being ...
A total of 155,169 undocumented Myanmar migrant workers returned home from Thailand in the past five months, according to a release of Myanmar's Home Ministry Monday. The migrant workers, who returned during the period between June 29 and Dec. 3, include 66,980 women workers. Undocumented ...
The Philippines has vowed to continue to take a lead role in the negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), a United Nations agreement that seeks to provide better treatment and protection for migrant workers. "Manila will continue to champion the cause of migrants ...
The Cabinet has asked for a controversial decree regulating the foreign workforce to be adjusted by the Council of State before it is resubmitted for the Cabinet's approval, government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Monday. The decree presented by Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu ...
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of The Philippines pledged to continually assist Filipino migrant workers in the MSAR, along with the bureau's substantial increase in its budget for 2018, which amounts to PHP1 billion from PHP400 million last year. The pledge was in line with the country's president ...
Mexico must step up efforts to protect vulnerable Indigenous migrant workers who are at risk of becoming trapped in forced labor and enslaved in farms, the government's human rights commission said. Poverty and a lack of jobs force entire families from rural tribal communities, many coming from the ...
Thousands of elderly New Zealanders could be stranded without rest home care if changes aren't made to expand the workforce, according to a new report on migrant workers. Auckland has been singled out as a specific risk, with 87 per cent of recently-hired health care assistants at three major rest ...
Earlier this year, he started Migrant Poetry Evening, a series of readings that showcased other migrant workers, using his own funds. But his celebrity has brought him little financial gain. In October, he lost his job at a design company and was repatriated to Bangladesh, where his family's house had been ...
Provincial police in Battambang on Friday prevented more than 110 migrant workers from attempting to illegally cross the border into Thailand to seek work. According to a National police report, a total of 114 Cambodian workers, including 48 women and 38 children, were arrested while they were trying to ...
"migrant workers do not read government documents, so they had no idea that this is what they were called," says Professor Jiang, an academic who studies the new Chinese working class and prefers to be referred to only by his last name. "Now they have discovered that they are second-class citizens.".


 

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