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Trafficked, exploited, ransomed - Indian workers in the Gulf face new test

Reuters, India, 30 September 2019 - As producer of a long-running television show that spotlights the problems faced by Indians working in the Gulf, Rafeek Ravunther is used to hearing their heart-rending stories of exploitation.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 30, 2019 05:20 PM |
Rights Group Says Migrant Workers Unpaid, Trapped in Qatar

VOA News, Qatar, 29 September 2019 - The human rights group Amnesty International says thousands of migrant workers in Qatar are not getting paid by their employers. The workers also are being forced to live in bad conditions.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 30, 2019 05:17 PM |
Patriotism vs pay packet: Japan-South Korea tensions test migrant workers

South China Morning Post, Japan, 27 September 2019 - Japan has offered myriad opportunities for young South Koreans struggling to secure a foot on the career ladder in recent years

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 30, 2019 05:12 PM |
Migrant worker dies, three hurt in Thailand

KHMER TIMES, Thailand, 26 September 2019 - A Cambodian migrant worker died and three others were injured on Tuesday during a collapse at a construction site of a luxury condominium in Thailand.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 30, 2019 05:08 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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