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Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals

South China Morning Post, China, 11 October 2018 - On a rainy summer day, 52-year-old Wang Zhaogang paused to catch his breath after every four or five steps. He was wrapped up against the elements, since even a common cold could be enough to kill him, and his laboured breath emitted a deep wheezing sound.

Posted by Ying Yang at Oct 19, 2018 05:44 PM |
Migrant workers flee violence in west Indian state

UCA News, India, 11 October 2018 - Thousands of internal migrant workers have fled communal attacks in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state in western India, sparked by the alleged rape of a 14-month-old baby girl.

Posted by Ying Yang at Oct 19, 2018 03:12 PM |
Viet Nam recommends digital initiatives to promote decent work for migrant workers

International Labour Organization, Vietnam, 10 October 2018 - The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with the theme “Digitalization to Promote Decent Work for Migrant Workers in ASEAN” will focus on how leveraging digitalization can protect the rights of workers through increased transparency in migration management.

Posted by Ying Yang at Oct 19, 2018 02:43 PM |
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Core elements of a bilateral agreement or a memorandum of understanding on labour migration

Memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) are important instruments between the countries of origin and countries of destination. They help regulate labour migration, protect migrant workers’ rights and guarantee conditions for decent work. The Government of Bangladesh has been developing bilateral relationships with countries in the Middle East and East Asia on labour migration through MoUs and BLAs. To strengthen these agreements and better align efforts to its international commitments, the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment of the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and in close collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) Bangladesh through its “Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work of Migrant Workers” project, has developed the document titled "Core elements of a bilateral agreement or a memorandum of understanding on labour migration". This report was developed through consultations with officials from the Government of Bangladesh, employers’ representatives, workers’ representatives and recruitment agency representatives over a period of six months in 2017. While the three documents were prepared for the Government of Bangladesh, they will be useful for any government seeking to develop MoUs and bilateral agreements.

Posted by Ying Yang at Aug 16, 2018 12:00 AM |
Assessment guide for bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding on labour migration, with a special focus on Bangladesh

Memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) are important instruments between the countries of origin and countries of destination. They help regulate labour migration, protect migrant workers’ rights and guarantee conditions for decent work. The Government of Bangladesh has been developing bilateral relationships with countries in the Middle East and East Asia on labour migration through MoUs and BLAs. To strengthen these agreements and better align efforts to its international commitments, the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment of the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and in close collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) Bangladesh through its “Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work of Migrant Workers” project, has developed the document titled "Assessment guide for bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding on labour migration, with a special focus on Bangladesh". This report was developed through consultations with officials from the Government of Bangladesh, employers’ representatives, workers’ representatives and recruitment agency representatives over a period of six months in 2017. While the three documents were prepared for the Government of Bangladesh, they will be useful for any government seeking to develop MoUs and bilateral agreements.

Posted by Ying Yang at Aug 16, 2018 12:00 AM |
Good practices and provisions in multilateral and bilateral labour agreements and memoranda of understanding

Memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and bilateral labour agreements (BLAs) are important instruments between the countries of origin and countries of destination. They help regulate labour migration, protect migrant workers’ rights and guarantee conditions for decent work. The Government of Bangladesh has been developing bilateral relationships with countries in the Middle East and East Asia on labour migration through MoUs and BLAs. To strengthen these agreements and better align efforts to its international commitments, the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment of the Government of Bangladesh, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and in close collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) Bangladesh through its “Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work of Migrant Workers” project, has developed the document titled "Good practices and provisions in multilateral and bilateral labour agreements and memoranda of understanding". This report was developed through consultations with officials from the Government of Bangladesh, employers’ representatives, workers’ representatives and recruitment agency representatives over a period of six months in 2017. While the three documents were prepared for the Government of Bangladesh, they will be useful for any government seeking to develop MoUs and bilateral agreements.

Posted by Ying Yang at Aug 16, 2018 12:00 AM |
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