Malaysia

Malaysia now allows issuing foreign workers’ temporary card to illegals
Human Resources Online | 18-Jan-2017
Deputy home minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced in Bernama that the Malaysia government is now allo...

Malaysia’s reliance on foreign unskilled labour driving economy down, Malaysian economists warns
TODAYonline | 18-Jan-2017
KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian Economic Association (MEA) has warned the country on Wednesday (Jan 18) against its d...

Many want to hire illegals
New Straits Times Online | 17-Jan-2017
I could not agree more with Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies president Jeffrey Foo, who said that increasi...

ASEAN

Thai passport agency cheated us, say 40 Shan workers
Burma News International | 18-Jan-2017
Some 40 Shan migrant workers in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai province say they have been cheated by the Thai Isa...

NTUC lays out roadmap to get women, seniors back to work
TODAYonline | 18-Jan-2017
SINGAPORE — To help more women rejoin the workforce, the labour movement is proposing a programme that allows them...

Competing explanations for sliding strike numbers
The Phnom Penh Post | 17-Jan-2017
The number of strikes and labour-related demonstrations plummeted in 2016, with just 220 cases versus 582 the year befor...

World

Inequality (III): Less Employment… and More ‘Junk’ Jobs
Inter Press Service | 18-Jan-2017
ROME, Jan 18 2017 (IPS) - While just eight men are enjoying their huge wealth, equivalent to that of half the world, new...

‘Redundancy provision in Labour law obselete’
The Nation Newspaper | 17-Jan-2017
The Nigerian Labour Act of 1974 has become obsolete and needs a review, Hybrid Solicitors & Consult Managing Partner...

Qatar: New labour law further clarified for expats
Construction Week Online | 17-Jan-2017
While Qatar's expat community is still trying to work out if the new entry and exit law that came into play on 13 Decemb...


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