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Ministry launches national media campaign on safe labour migration

Daily News, Sri Lanka, 31 January 2019 - The Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Ministry launched a national media campaign on Safe Labour Migration, at the Ministry’s auditorium on Monday.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 12, 2019 08:38 PM |
Rubber glove maker WRP to face charges for withholding migrant workers’ salaries

Malay Mail, Malaysia, 31 January 2019 - The Human Resources Ministry announced today that the government will take WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd to court for withholding the salaries of its workers from Bangladesh and Nepal, which triggered a strike by 2,000 staff earlier this week.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 12, 2019 08:33 PM |
Hotel companies failing to protect migrant workers in Qatar and UAE: Report

Middle East Eye, Qatar and UAE, 31 January 2019 - Workers complain of having passports confiscated, arbitrary curfews and poor pay, UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre says

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 12, 2019 08:28 PM |
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Human trafficking and labor exploitation: Toward identifying, implementing, and evaluating effective responses

Global estimates suggest that about 25 million people are subjected to “modern slavery” in the form of forced labor or human trafficking [1]. These men, women, and children are often migrant workers who are exploited in diverse sectors, such as agriculture, mining, fishing, factory work, domestic work, and forced sex work [1,2]. Although the eradication of modern slavery is among the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals [3], development of effective responses for trafficking prevention and assistance for victims remains elusive in this nascent field of health research. We believe that intensified efforts against trafficking require a greater understanding of modifiable factors and the causal pathways that lead to trafficking in different contexts and for individual populations.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jan 29, 2019 12:00 AM |
Worker-paid migration costs in the Viet Nam-Malaysia corridor

This report seeks to shed light on the migrant worker-paid migration costs in an important migration corridor: Viet Nam to Malaysia.

Posted by Ying Yang at Dec 26, 2018 12:00 AM |
Prioritized policy and action areas defined in the Bali Declaration (2018 update) - Part 1

This series of Policy Briefs aim to focus attention on the priorities for policies and actions at national level and by the ILO as defined in the Bali Declaration adopted at the 16th Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO. The Declaration serves as a call to action for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in the region to do more to promote inclusive growth, social justice and decent work.

Posted by Ying Yang at Dec 19, 2018 12:00 AM |
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