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SAF senior medic spent time after shift counselling migrant worker

The Straits Times, Singapore, 15 February 2021 - Singaporeans and other residents have stepped up over the past year as Singapore battles Covid-19. For Total Defence Day today, The Straits Times speaks to seven people who have contributed to strengthening the nation in different ways.

Posted by Site Admin at Feb 25, 2021 02:02 PM |
Total Defence Day: Couple raised over $100,000 to help migrant workers

The Straits Times, Singapore, 15 February 2021 - When Singapore imposed the circuit breaker on April 7 last year to curb a growing number of Covid-19 cases, migrant workers were not allowed to leave their dormitories, not even to get food.

Posted by Site Admin at Feb 25, 2021 01:47 PM |
Proposed overseas Filipinos department to consolidate various offices to serve OFWs better, says Nograles

PTV News, Philippines, 15 February 2021 - The proposed Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOFIL) will consolidate the various government offices that cater to the needs of over 10 millions overseas Filipinos (OFs)––including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)––in order to serve them more efficiently and effectively without bloating the bureaucracy and without the need for additional funding.

Posted by Site Admin at Feb 25, 2021 01:44 PM |
Philippine remittances come in at $29.9bn, defying COVID

Nikkei Asia, Philippines, 15 February 2021 - Cash remittances from Filipinos working overseas dropped 0.8% to $29.9 billion last year, defying expectations of a sharper fall due to the pandemic, the country's central bank said on Monday.

Posted by Site Admin at Feb 25, 2021 01:41 PM |
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Resources
Guideline On Dispute Resolution for Migrant Worker Grievances

The purpose of the Dispute Resolution Guidelines for Resolving Migrant Worker Grievances is to set out the process for resolving migrant worker grievances as defined in Prakas No. 249. The Guidelines include key definitions and implementation principles and clarify what needs to occur at each step of the process and issues that should be considered throughout. Most importantly, the Guidelines clarify the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, including the PDOLVT and MOLVT, the complainant, MRCs or other service providers, and the respondent or Private Recruitment Agency (PRA). The Dispute Resolution Guidelines for Resolving Migrant Worker Grievances is a practical reference for labour officials, service providers and other stakeholders to use when supporting Cambodian migrant workers through the dispute resolution process.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 01, 2021 12:00 AM |
Guideline on Dispute Resolution of Migrant Worker Grievances

The Guideline is a reference for labour officials, Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) staff, service providers, and stakeholders to use to support migrant workers through the dispute resolution process. This document summarises key points in the Dispute Resolution process and provides information for potential complainants.

Posted by Site Admin at Dec 31, 2020 12:00 AM |
Ensuring migrant workers access to justice: An assessment of Thailand’s Migrant Workers Assistance Centers

This report is the result of an assessment of the Migrant Workers Assistance Centers made by the ILO upon a request from the Ministry of Labour. The assessment aimed to holistically review the Migrant Workers Assistance Center model and provide recommendations on how to enhance the centres’ effectiveness in delivering services to migrant workers. This report outlines the structure and mandates of the centres, reviews their achievements to date, and provides a set of recommendations on how the centres can be further strengthened to ensure that a larger number of migrant workers will be able to access quality services and seek redress for their complaints.

Posted by Site Admin at Dec 17, 2020 12:00 AM |
From crisis to opportunity for sustainable peace: A joint perspective on responding to the health, employment and peacebuilding challenges in times of COVID-19

This joint paper by the ILO, the WHO, Interpeace and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs examines key policy and programmatic considerations for international health and employment interventions responding to COVID-19 in conflict-affected countries. It outlines a range of important peacebuilding considerations and highlights significant contributions the WHO and the ILO are making to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.

Posted by Site Admin at Dec 17, 2020 12:00 AM |
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