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Migrant Workers Information Service

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Indonesian CSO_TU Consultation: Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Migrant Workers
(ASEAN)
Sat, Jun 09, 2007

A new deal for migrant workers in South East Asia is being pressed on ASEAN states. The task force recommends compliance provisions and contact with focal points in each state’s Ministry of Labour. Action against discrimination is urged along with action against brokers, agents and employers who hold migrant workers’ passports.
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Malaysian CSO-TU Consultation on the ASEAN Framework on Migrant Workers, Kuala Lumpur, 28 March 2007
(ASEAN)
Fri, May 11, 2007

On 28 March 2007, the Task Force convened a regional consultation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the ASEAN Declaration on the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region. The consultation also aimed to elaborate on trade union and NGO collaboration in upholding the rights and wellbeing of migrant workers.
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MINISTERS FROM SIX MEKONG COUNTRIES SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
(COMMIT)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

The unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding clearly lays out methods and areas of cooperation to combat all aspects of human trafficking.
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Thailand Draws Migrants Despite Tough Laws
(Thailand)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

By December 2004, only 814,000 migrant workers of the nearly 1.3 million who had initially registered with Thailand's labour authorities, had received work permits.
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Do Domestic Workers Need a Day Off?
(Singapore)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

Singapore courts frequently hear cases of domestic worker abuse--or those concerning retaliatory murder, the usual plea of defense lawyers on behalf of their clients being that they were driven to homicide after suffering extreme abuse.
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Two Indonesian maids escape gallows for killing employer
(Singapore)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

"We in Indonesia will try to improve the quality of the domestic worker looking for work in Singapore but at the same time also appeal to employers to treat our domestic workers humanely."
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No labour law protection for Indonesian Domestic Workers
(Malaysia)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

Indonesian Domestic workers in Malaysia are NOT protect by the labour law that would provide for annual and sick leave, days off and overtime payment.
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New Migrant Worker Regulations
(Thailand)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

The Thai government has amended its registration policy for migrant workers, allowing them to apply for work permits without a previously required deposit, according to an official announcement.
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Smoother entry for 100,000
(Singapore)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

MALAYSIA and Singapore have resolved the long-standing problem over the use of passports by the 100,000 Malaysians who commute daily to the republic for work and other purposes.
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MALAYSIA: New crackdown on illegals
(Malaysia)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

Malaysia has launched several crackdowns since 1992 on illegal workers, most of whom come from impoverished parts of Southeast Asia.
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ILO Wants Progress on Forced Labor in Burma
(Burma)
Mon, Jul 31, 2006

Further action may include referring Burma to the Court of International Justice, as the ILO’s Commission of Inquiry has stated that forced labor in Burma constitutes a crime against humanity
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Taiwan: Protesting Thai workers to receive punctual salaries
(Thailand)
Sun, Jul 02, 2006

Out of a total of 148,600 Thai workers employed overseas, about 94,000 of them are in Taiwan. Thai laborers are also the largest migrant worker group in Taiwan, where there are nearly 300,000 foreign workers. Thai workers who protested over their working and living conditions.
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Singapore: Indian Migrant Workers Protest
(Singapore)
Sat, Jul 01, 2006

The foreign migrant workers from construction industry are protected by the Employment Act. Yet Wan Soon construction company had managed not to pay the 400 workers for more then 4 months. In Singapore, there are more then 500,000 foreign workers with work permits. SNTUC memberships is 425,000 of which about 17.5 per cent or 74,000 are foreign workers.
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MMI Women Workers Struggle
(Thailand)
Sat, Jul 01, 2006

On 9th. December 2003, MMI locked-out 1300 women workers after refusing to negotiate the Collective Agreement with the trade union. The UNION negotiated in the 2003 Collective bargaining agreement to abolish Labour supplier practices and sub contracting. That workers who perform the same job must be paid the same and all must have job security, as regular employees of MMI (Thailand). The Union viewed the practice of Labour supply as unfair labour practice on the part of MMI (Thailand) and MMI Holdings Singapore Limited.
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