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Govt to submit plea for two Myanmar workers

Myanmar Times, Myanmar, 3 September 2019 - Myanmar's government will submit a plea for clemency to the king of Thailand on behalf of two Myanmar migrant workers who were found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of two British tourists, a senior official says.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 04, 2019 10:58 PM |
Migrant workers allowed to change workplaces due to trauma of witnessing industrial accident

Hankyoreh, Korea, 3 September 2019 - After witnessing the death of their colleague in an industrial accident, migrant workers in South Korea have received permission to change places of employment after receiving psychological treatment for trauma.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 04, 2019 10:53 PM |
Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian singers to perform in central Taiwan on Sept. 8

Taiwan News, Taiwan, 3 September 2019 - Musicians from Southeast Asian nations will perform at the 2019 International Labor Festival in Taichung City on Sunday (Sept. 8).

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 04, 2019 10:49 PM |
Nepali migrant workers to get basic minimum wage

Khabarhub, Nepal, 3 september 2019 - In what came as an ear soothing news to migrant workers, Malaysia, and Gulf countries have gradually started increasing facilities to the migrant workers. Now that, the migrant workers, too, would be entitled to the basic facilities at par with the workers of the host country’s citizen as per the international standard.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 04, 2019 10:45 PM |
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Session 3: Presentation - Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 24, 2019 12:00 AM |
Implementation of recommendations from the 3rd to 10th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML)

The AFML is an open platform for the review, discussion, and exchange of ideas and best practices among governments, workers’, and employers’ organizations, and civil society actors on key issues facing migrant workers in ASEAN. Participants of the AFML develop recommendations to advance the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers. This document is the fourth in a series of background papers, biennially prepared by the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, that track the progress of ASEAN stakeholders in implementing recommendations adopted at previous AFMLs. This paper was presented at the 11th AFML held from 29 - 30 October 2018 in Singapore. The first, second, and third background papers were presented respectively at the 5th, 7th, and 9th AFMLs.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 22, 2019 12:00 AM |
Digitalization to promote decent work for migrant workers in ASEAN

Technology presents a great opportunity to make labour migration safer, more efficient, and more transparent. But, digitalization- as any tool- also involves risks, challenges, and unequal distribution of technological gains. For it to promote decent work and better conditions for women and men migrant workers, it needs to be designed, implemented, and used properly. Digitalization and how it can promote decent work for migrant workers in ASEAN was the selected theme for the 11th AFML, which took place on 29 – 30 October 2018 in Singapore. This background paper was prepared to inform the discussions and reviews the current opportunities and possible challenges to be addressed for digital technology to promote decent work for all.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 22, 2019 12:00 AM |
Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries

At the ILO’s High Level Tripartite Forum on Climate Change and Decent Work in the Pacific Islands Countries in PNG on 24-26 July 2019, the current state, challenges and future strategies for Labour Mobility in the Pacific will be discussed. This Working Paper will serve as a starting point for discussion at the Forum on labour mobility.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 09, 2019 12:00 AM |
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