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Japan Limited Immigration, Now It’s Short of Workers

The New York Times, Japan, 10 Feb 2017, Liu Hongmei was fed up with her job at a Shanghai clothing factory, where she worked long hours for little pay.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 15, 2017 01:34 PM |
Foreign workers stage 'One Billion Rising' protest in Taipei

Focus Taiwan, Taiwan, 12 Feb 2017 - Dozens of migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia staged two dancing flash mob shows at Taipei Main Station and a shopping center, dubbed "the Little Philippines," in Taipei on Sunday, in a protest against labor exploitation.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 15, 2017 10:54 AM |
Thai efforts at tackling human trafficking getting better

The Nation, Thailand, 6 Feb 2017 - Two reasons made Thailand’s report this year on its efforts to combat human trafficking interesting and laudable.

Posted by Ying Yang at Feb 09, 2017 05:42 PM |
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AP Migration - January 2017 Community Update

January edition of the AP Migration Community Update, highlighting news, updates and resources from our network.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jan 26, 2017 12:00 AM |
Labour Migration in Asia: trends and developments

Presentation: The 7th ADBI-ADB- OECD-ILO Roundtable on Labour Migration in Asia: Finance and Technology to Increase the Positive Impact of Migration on Home Countries, 18 - 19 January 2017, Manila, the Philippines By Nilim Baruah, Senior Migration Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Posted by Ying Yang at Jan 19, 2017 12:00 AM |
High rise, low pay: Experiences of migrant women in the Thai construction sector

This study presents the experiences of women migrant workers in the Thai construction sector and was commissioned to address the knowledge gap on the employment conditions of these workers. The hope of this exploratory study is to pave the way for a broader sectoral assessment of the Thai construction sector. Despite being a vital part of the construction sector, women migrant workers are marginalized within this male-dominated industry. Women work in a precarious working environment with inadequate documentation and where they are not paid or treated equally to men or Thai nationals. This paper identifies specific decent work deficits and gender-specific challenges, and the qualitative findings and centrality of workers’ voices in the study’s design and findings shed crucial light on the experience of migrant women workers in the construction industry.

Posted by Ying Yang at Dec 12, 2016 12:00 AM |
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