Tag: Migrant Workers
Immigration raid finds 10 foreigners with expired documents among 22 in kongsi house.
Building and Wood Workers' International says many illegal workers are victims of unscrupulous employers and agents.
New system being worked out for recruitment of migrant workers, say Bangladesh and Malaysian ministers
MTUC secretary-general J Solomon tells ILO meeting in Geneva that the treatment of migrant workers has reached a ‘critical stage’ and it is time for them to enjoy the same benefits as Malaysian workers.
AICHR representative Eric Paulsen laments the 'xenophobic' attitude towards migrant workers, especially during festive seasons where they are portrayed as 'taking over' the city.
Steven Sim hopes the legal system will uphold justice after the employer is granted a full acquittal from a murder charge.
The CPT wants foreign nationals deprived of liberty by Greek authorities to be treated humanely and with dignity.
Economists say this may happen if the economy does not improve.
Two migrant workers, who have sought assistance from Tenaganita, describe shocking incidents of physical and mental abuse by their employers.
North-South Initiative executive director Adrian Pereira says there are enough civil servants from IT fields to handle the system.
A civic group says many have been arrested although they have applied for registration under the the government's rehiring programme.
High recruitment fees mean that migrants often become trapped, working excessive hours in the hope of repaying their debt more quickly.
It suggests an amnesty programme to allow ‘illegal’ migrants to be ‘regularised’ and for the government’s legal aid service to be extended to migrants and refugees.
Tenaganita says Malaysians cannot keep quiet any longer and let foreign workers continue to suffer.
Rani Rasiah from the Right to Redress coalition of NGOs says the human resources minister needn't have ‘bent over backwards so much’ to defend a big company.
North South Initiative’s Adrian Pereira says the home ministry is in denial over the root cause of the large number of illegal workers.
The company says it will continue to improve and 'only a small number' of workers have done excessive overtime.
The standards at the company which makes gloves used by Britain's National Health Service is being investigated following claims of mistreatment of migrant workers.
The Penang MTUC says this will help overcome the problem of workers having to work long hours to make ends meet or pay off debts.
Top Glove says it is not aware of its labour suppliers charging exorbitant fees to migrant workers and will probe the matter.
Putrajaya's decision is seen as in line with international labour standards.
The multi-tier system follows the Singapore model.
Local reports say that a migrant labourer working in a local ceramics factory was arrested for rape on September 28 - the arrest sparked angry public rallies which later turned violent in parts of six northern districts.
The Malaysian company gives a point-by-point denial of the Nepali Times report, which it describes as entirely false.