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Even as June 2019 has been fixed as the deadline to commission the Kochi metro's Maharaja's College Ground-Thykoodam stretch, the progress of work has slowed down due to shortage of workers, it is learnt. A complaint was already rife that a couple of firms engaged in civil work were not keeping up ...
KOCHI: Now, a Facilitation Centre to assist the migrant workers, the second such facility after the maiden one set up in Thiruvananthapuram, will start functioning at Perumbavoor here from Monday. The centre situated on the first floor of the Municipal Shopping Complex near the Municipal Bus Stand will be ...

In the 2017 Human Rights Reports, the U.S. State Department said Taiwan has about 600,000 migrant workers who largely come from Indonesia, Vietnam, the ... The reports said exploitation suffered by migrant workers remained, even though some regulations to protect them have been put in place.
Canada 'failed' latest victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, migrant workers groups say ... The alleged murder of a Sri Lankan refugee claimant has several migrant worker groups calling on the federal government to make what they say are long overdue changes to Canada's immigration laws.
He is there to help them. Adding on to his list is the funds that he collects for the orphans of the migrant workers who die abroad. Sikandar is neither an official of the Ministry of External Affairs nor a politician nor a well placed bureaucrat who has been authorized to save the migrant worker. On the contrary ...
The state government is aiming to start similar centres in all districts for migrant workers. People who know north Indian languages will be appointed in the centres. Migrant workers will get details of the services, facility to open bank accounts and counters of various mobile service companies, at the centre.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest Human Rights Reports released by the U.S. Department of State Saturday (Taipei Time) express concerns over the lack of rights of Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan. According to the news statement from the U.S. authorities, the 2017 “Country Reports on ...
Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed Saturday Taiwan's commitment to upholding human rights and said that relevant agencies will continue to pass and strengthen laws to ensure that workers' rights, including those of migrant workers, are protected. MOFA made the ...
Gabriel Allahdue, Justice for Migrant Workers, is a migrant worker from St. Lucia and a member of a volunteer-run migrant worker advocacy organization located in Ontario;. And, Connie Sorio, KAIROS Canada, is a community organizer and advocate for the rights and welfare of temporary foreign workers in ...
Taipei, April 19 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Thursday that its annual evaluation of brokerage firms for migrant workers will begin next Monday and the results will be published later in the year. The ministry said it will evaluate some 1,471 companies and will rate each one based on their ...
With the suspension order, all embassies and consulates need not request the certificate for work applicants. On February 4, the government announced that migrant workers who are planning to travel to UAE for employment purposes need to provide a good conduct certificate or police clearance certificate ...
For more than a year the Fair Work Ombudsman has been publicly claiming that temporary migrant workers who breach their visa work rights will not be deported if they are also victims of exploitation and go on to help an investigation. But Freedom of Information documents obtained by Unions NSW show ...
Workers step out of a Thai truck packed with Cambodian migrants in Poipet in 2017 following the announcement of strict new migrant worker regulations. A deadline for migrants in Thailand to register themselves lapsed on Saturday. Sahiba Chawdhary ...
While Kerala government's labour ministry has initiated a process to issue bio-metric identity cards to migrant workers coming from different states of the country, officials of the police department said it would be useful to check crime committed by these workers. Officials of the labour department, during an ...
HONG KONG — Twenty migrant workers from Myanmar were killed when their bus caught fire in northwestern Thailand early Friday, the police said. The workers were traveling to a factory district near Bangkok when their chartered bus was engulfed in flames around 1:30 a.m. in Tak Province. The cause of ...
Nearly two-thirds of Scottish growers who employ migrant seasonal workers say they would have to switch to other forms of farming if they did not have access to this workforce, while more than half said they may diversify into non-agricultural activities, according to a new report by Scotland's Rural College ...
A migrant worker from Myanmar receives a urine test strip as part of a health exam at a one-stop service centre for labour and immigration in Samut Sakhon ... As for the 10 provinces that have a large number of migrant workers, the OSS centres would continue working on the processes even after Saturday.

It's a lesson as old as European settlement of the present-day United States: Treating migrant workers as property for the benefit of others leads to terrible .... In 2016, for instance, the UN warned Qatar to end “migrant worker slavery,” a system in which sponsoring employers wield nearly absolute power.
The public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court demanding the legal mechanism to ensure “external voting or out of country voting” in order to ensure the voting rights of Nepali migrant workers abroad. The bench of Justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Purushottam Bhandari issued ...
Students from Duquesne annually go to Florida over Spring Break to help migrant workers in the region. They assist the CIW advocacy organization in fighting for better working conditions. Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer. 03/22/18. For years, Duquesne students have participated in a tradition of service and advocacy. Included in ...
This was a migrant worker exploitation case with a twist — Callejas said he found jobs for foreign workers who told him they had been mistreated under the legal foreign worker contracts that brought them to Canada. Callejas, who is originally from Guatemala, pleaded guilty to the charges against him and ...
“There are only 4,587 more workers to undergo the procedure,” he said, adding that 155,310 migrant workers had already undergone identity verification scanning. The workers yet to be scanned were in Rayong, Pattani, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ranong, Nakhon Si Thammarat ...
There are around six million migrant workers in Malaysia. An estimated 800,000 to a million of them are Bangladeshi workers.― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Two migrant rights groups launched today a fact sheet on the dire state of some one million Bangladeshi labourers who ...
"I came here at 5 a.m. this morning and it takes a long time," a Myanmar migrant worker told Xinhua at Samut Sakhon Hospital, which is the provincial One-Stop Service Center of Samut Sakhon, a province well-known for its fishing and seafood process industry. Many Myanmar migrant workers, as over 90 ...
The South Korean government will carry out a month-long inspection of employers of migrant workers. As part of an effort to better protect female workers from sex crimes amid the #MeToo movement, the country's Ministry of Employment and Labour said Monday it will check more than 500 workplaces ...
A Divine Word priest has appealed to Jakarta to investigate all rights abuses committed against Indonesian migrant workers and that a moratorium be imposed on sending them to work in Malaysia. Father Paulus Rahmat issued the appeal at the 37th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva ...
The raise in baby delivery fees for non-resident domestic workers at the public hospital will be hiked three times and not nine times as previously considered, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam said during two meetings Thursday with migrant worker groups, though it remains unclear ...
On Tuesday, March 13, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors selected Gonzales, 62, to fill the top spot as the county's agricultural commissioner. "Ive gone from being a homeless migrant worker to being agricultural commissioner of Monterey County, it's quite a move from one to another," Gonzales ...
The Labour Ministry's One Stop Service (OSS) centres are to begin processing migrant workers from three neighbouring countries more quickly to meet the government's March 31 deadline for all of them to be registered. The acceleration was announced following a meeting on Thursday among relevant ...
If you have the stomach for it, do a search for “abused maids.” A random sample of headlines: “Six out of 10 maids in Singapore are exploited: Survey.” “Indonesia mulls ban on sending maids to Malaysia after abuse case.” “Help for Sri Lanka's abused maids.” “Cambodian maid abused and treated as a ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent mini-documentary produced by the Environment Justice Foundation (EJF) has raised serious attention and concern over the living and employment conditions that many foreign workers face aboard Taiwanese fishing vessels. The video entitled “Exploitation and ...
Around a month after a native of West Bengal was admitted to the Government Medical College hospital with cholera symptoms from Mavoor, another migrant labourer from the same State was diagnosed with the disease here on Tuesday. Health Department sources said Bidan Das, 24, had come to ...
Women like Lupe Gonzalo have been working with CIW for more than 20 years to eradicate the sexual harassment and assault of migrant workers, as well as preventing rights violations such as wage theft, verbal and physical abuse, and, in most extreme cases, modern slavery. In 2011, the Fair Food ...
There was a 12 percent spike in migrant workers last year compared to 2016. KT/Chor Sokunthea. However, Dy Thehoya, a programme officer at labour rights group CENTRAL, said yesterday that the increase in workers leaving the country for jobs shows that economy conditions have not improved for ...
Romanian migrant workers left over 96,000 children in the care of their relatives while at least one of the parents left the country to work abroad, according to statistics for 2017 from the Romanian Department of Child Protection which were published on Monday. Almost 20,000 children have both parents ...
But are bans on migrant worker deployment and demand for justice for the victims enough? Since the 1970s, the Philippine and Indonesian governments have officially facilitated their labor export to various parts of the globe. Officially implemented by the dictator Ferdinand Marcos to address rising ...
The critical situation has forced Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo to order authorities to shorten the migrant worker registration process at its one-stop service (OSS) centres. According to the cabinet resolution on Jan 16, about 2 million migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia were temporarily ...
Growers hope word of mouth will boost number of migrant workers. News | Published: Mar 12, 2018. JERSEY'S farmers are still recruiting essential labour from Eastern Europe even though the majority of Romanians who came here in January went home because of the cold and wet winter. shares ...
Migrant workers' groups marched against gender discrimination and poverty on Sunday afternoon to express their solidarity with the global feminist movement. According to organisers, around 100 attended the rally, chanting “women's right, workers' right” and “equal work, equal pay” as they marched from ...
Prayut said the amendment could help to accelerate the migrant worker registration process. On Monday, the premier ordered faster nationality verification to help track criminal records and provide protections to workers. Adisorn Kerdmongkol, an expert on migrant workers, praised the Cabinet decision, ...
This year, an estimated 385 million Chinese people returned to their hometowns for Spring Festival, piling into packed cars, planes, and train carriages in the run-up to a holiday which has long been recognized as the world's largest human migration. The Chinese-American geographer Yi-Fu Tuan once ...
The Government has made cracking down on migrant worker exploitation a priority, however, the minister has been open about the lack of funding and resources of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Labour Inspectorate. Immigration Minister ...
Migrant workers who fail to register themselves by the deadline face imprisonment and fine. The law entails fines of 400,000 baht (S$16,812) to 800,000 baht for each illegal migrant worker, to be paid by employers, while the workers could face five years in prison, fines of 2,000 baht to 100,000 baht, or both ...
... for migrant workers who lack the proper permits, said government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. Under the proposal, offenders will no longer face jail while the fine ceiling drops to 50,000 baht, he said. Fines under Section 102 of the decree, which prohibits the hiring of an illegal migrant worker, ...
The verification is crucial to the registration process to legalise millions of migrant workers in Thailand so that they and their employers abide by the pending migrant worker management law. Implementation of the law, initially set to be enforced last year, was postponed by a junta order following a drastic ...
The verification is crucial to the registration process to legalize millions of migrant workers in Thailand so that they and their employers abide by the pending migrant worker management law. The government has set up special monitoring centers and upgraded regulations to address IUU fishing issues, ...
LETTER | We, the undersigned civil society organisations, would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Adelina Lisao, and call for the Malaysian government to immediately implement the recommendations by the Migrant Workers Right to Redress Coalition on the protection of migrant ...
The investigation found most of those affected were young and migrant workers. Sixty per cent of the nearly 200 employees the Fair Work Ombudsman obtained records for were visa holders, while a quarter was under the age of 24. Catherine Scarf is the CEO of refugee and migrant support service AMES ...
Under the system, migrant workers like OFWs cannot enter the country to work just on their own qualifications. They need to look for a sponsor who will act as their bridge to the country. Sponsors can be multimillio-dollar companies or simply Kuwaiti families looking for housekeepers. OFW deployment to ...
Lennon Wong (汪英達), head of the Service Center and Shelter for Migrant Workers in the Serve the People Association in Taoyuan, argues that labor insurance is of particular importance for caregivers because they are vulnerable to ailments such as degenerative disc-related diseases from physical ...


 

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