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Cambodia’s COVID-19 positive cases increase to 366, two migrant workers from Thailand tested positive

Khmer Times, Cambodia, 31 December 2020 - Two more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported; bringing the tally to 366.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 13, 2021 09:58 PM |
Bahrain lauded for protecting Filipinos working there

ABS CBN News, Philippines, 30 December 2020 - Foreign affairs officials on Wednesday thanked Bahrain for being a “leader in the region” in protecting migrant workers, including many overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 13, 2021 09:55 PM |
Migrant workers arrested breaking travel ban

Bangkok Post, Thailand, 30 December 2020 - Police arrested two Myanmar nationals on Tuesday night for violating an order of the provincial disease control committee banning travel by migrant workers, to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 13, 2021 09:52 PM |
Second Wave of Coronavirus in Thailand Leaves Lao Migrants Unemployed and Stranded

Radio Free Asia, Thailand, 30 December 2020 - A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that hit Thailand this month has left many Lao migrant workers simultaneously unemployed and unable to return home because the countries’ shared border is closed.

Posted by Site Admin at Jan 13, 2021 09:50 PM |
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Ensuring migrant workers access to justice: An assessment of Thailand’s Migrant Workers Assistance Centers

This report is the result of an assessment of the Migrant Workers Assistance Centers made by the ILO upon a request from the Ministry of Labour. The assessment aimed to holistically review the Migrant Workers Assistance Center model and provide recommendations on how to enhance the centres’ effectiveness in delivering services to migrant workers. This report outlines the structure and mandates of the centres, reviews their achievements to date, and provides a set of recommendations on how the centres can be further strengthened to ensure that a larger number of migrant workers will be able to access quality services and seek redress for their complaints.

Posted by Site Admin at Dec 17, 2020 12:00 AM |
Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts

In line with the structure of the 2016 ILO’s Guiding Principles on the access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market, the compendium synthesizes the main lessons learned and emerging good practices on ILO’s refugee response programmes that have been more systematically captured since 2013 in the areas related to governance framework, economic and employment policies, labour rights and equality of opportunities, along with partnership, coordination and coherence. The compendium is built on the ILO’s expertise in providing access to decent work, notably through its large-scale and comprehensive interventions in responding to the Syrian refugee situation in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan and more recently in supporting constituents to address the labour market challenges posed by the Venezuelan displacement situation and in the Horn of Africa and North Africa under the Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. This compendium makes the case as to why employment and decent work should be part of a comprehensive response for refugees and FDPs and host communities, and for the ILO’s increased engagement in this area. Through the compendium, the ILO also seeks to reinforce coordination and coherence across its technical branches and field offices, as well as with partner organizations in operationalizing access to decent work for refugees and other FDPs. The compendium is the result of a collaborative effort within the ILO between the Labour Migration Branch (MIGRANT), the Development and Investment Branch (DEVINVEST) and the Office of the Director General for Policy.

Posted by Site Admin at Dec 03, 2020 12:00 AM |
Global Wage Report 2020-21: Wages and minimum wages in the time of COVID-19

This ILO flagship report examines the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The 2020-21 edition analyses the relationship of minimum wages and inequality, as well as the wage impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

Posted by Site Admin at Dec 02, 2020 12:00 AM |
Global Study on Recruitment Fees and Related Costs

This Global Comparative Study on Recruitment Fees and Related Costs was prepared ahead of the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Recruitment Fees and Related Costs, which took place in Geneva from 14 to 16 November 2018. It brings together the findings from five regional reports that examined 90 national government responses, 18 bilateral agreements and 12 multistakeholder initiatives. The analysis of findings provides a clearer picture of how Member States have addressed the issue of recruitment fees and related costs at the policy level. Overall, the report advances ILO’s work on promoting Fair Recruitment, in particular to reduce recruitment fees and related costs paid by workers.

Posted by Site Admin at Nov 27, 2020 12:00 AM |
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