30 January 2014 - Channel News Asia. The Migrant Workers' Centre chairman Yeo Guat Kwang says the centre is pushing for establishing standard contracts and a structured skills framework for migrant workers.
30 January 2014 - CNN. Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been set a tight deadline by FIFA to explain how conditions are improving for migrant workers on the various building projects associated with the hosting of football's showpiece competition.
30 January 2014 - The Irawaddy. Burmese migrant workers in Thailand are struggling to extend expired working visas as continuous anti-government protests in Bangkok and elsewhere affect the country’s administration, leaving thousands at risk of arrest, according to sources.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding support from the European Union (EU) is implementing a project titled Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers. The project seeks to better understand schemes related to circular migration of health professionals by engaging ILO constituents and other stakeholders in its implementation. The project has three main objectives, namely, to conduct policy researches and foster policy dialogues, to improve services for health professionals and skilled migrant workers and to enhance labour market information system In this regard, the ILO Decent Work Across Borders project had a meeting from 28 October to 1 November 2013 and discussed the following: 1. Monitoring of the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel 2. Development of pre-departure information material for migrant health professionals. ILO, Delhi also hired an EXCOL to study and submit the report. A meeting for validation of the report was held on 21 January 2014 in Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre.
This issue of the Migrant Information Note highlights the latest news/updates on labour migration policies in Thailand, including updates on the OSSC for migrants, the Thai-Lao Technical Meeting on Lao Migrant Workers in Thailand, the migrant workers' reptriation fund and exemption of work permit fee for victims of trafficking
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