New Migrant Worker Regulations

31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Thailand  

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.

No labour law protection for Indonesian Domestic Workers

31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Malaysia  

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.

Two Indonesian maids escape gallows for killing employer

31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Singapore  

\"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.\"

Do Domestic Workers Need a Day Off?

31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Singapore  

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.

Thailand Draws Migrants Despite Tough Laws

31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Thailand  

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.

MINISTERS FROM SIX MEKONG COUNTRIES SIGN HISTORIC AGREEMENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

31 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  COMMIT  

The unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding clearly lays out methods and areas of cooperation to combat all aspects of human trafficking.

Taiwan: Protesting Thai workers to receive punctual salaries

02 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Thailand  

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 workin

MMI Women Workers Struggle

01 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Thailand  

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.

Singapore: Indian Migrant Workers Protest

01 Jul 2006   |  ASEAN Migrant Workers   |  Singapore  

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 wor