Kathmandu Post, Nepal, 20 Jan 2017 - At least 386 Nepalis died in Malaysia in 2016, according to official statistics, putting the toll twice as high as in Qatar even as the two countries employ a similar number of Nepali workers.
Hrmasia, Malaysia, 18 Jan 2017 - Illegal foreigners working in Malaysia have been granted temporary work passes by the Government after the Attorney-General’s Chambers ruled that existing laws permitted them to work.
Global Times, China, 18 Jan 2017 - Every year, millions of migrant workers find themselves denied payment before they go home for Spring Festival. Many are left with no choice and react in extreme ways, such as attempting suicide or organizing riots to get their back wages
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.
This publication presents the info-graphic for the working conditions and attitudes experienced by women migrant domestic workers in Thailand and Malaysia.
Many countries around the world are at the onset of a care crisis: with the ageing of the population, and continually increasing rates of female labour participation, families are increasingly turning to domestic workers to care for their homes, children, and ageing parents. While an increasing share of domestic work is part of the formal economy, domestic work remains one of the sectors with the highest share of informal employment. This new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.
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