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Most migration seekers ill-prepared: NHRC chief

The Daily Star, Bangladesh, 30 July 2019 - There is a need for combined efforts to prevent human trafficking and illegal migration, acting chairman of National Human Rights Commission Md Nazrul Islam said yesterday.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 31, 2019 05:29 PM |
Filipino domestic helpers in HK push for minimum wage to be increased to P38,000

Inquirer.net, China, 30 July 2019 - Representatives of foreign worker groups in Hong Kong recently asked the country’s Labour Department to increase the minimum wage for domestic workers.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 31, 2019 05:26 PM |
Indonesia plans bond sale to citizens living abroad

Taipei Times, Indonesia, 30 July 2019 - Indonesia is planning to sell bonds to its citizens living abroad as Southeast Asia’s largest economy seeks to expand its funding pool and reduce its dependence on foreign fund inflows for financing a budget deficit.

Posted by Ying Yang at Jul 31, 2019 05:21 PM |
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General principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment and definition of recruitment fees and related costs

This document brings together the ILO general principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment (“principles and guidelines”) and the definition of recruitment fees and related costs. The principles and guidelines aim to inform the current and future work of the ILO and of other organizations, national legislatures, and the social partners on promoting and ensuring fair recruitment. The principles and guidelines were developed by a Tripartite Meeting of Experts, held in September 2016. The definition of recruitment fees and related costs recognizes the principle that workers shall not be charged directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, any fees or related costs for their recruitment. This comprehensive definition is guided by international labour standards and should be read together with the principles and guidelines. The definition was adopted by a Tripartite Meeting of Experts, held in Geneva in November 2018. Together this guidance forms a comprehensive approach to realizing fair recruitment through development, implementation and enforcement of laws and policies aiming to regulate the recruitment industry and protect workers’ rights. This guidance is developed within the framework of the Fair Recruitment Initiative, which aims to help prevent human trafficking, protect the rights of workers (including migrant workers) from abusive and fraudulent practices during the recruitment and placement process, reduce the cost of labour migration and enhance development gains.

Posted by Ying Yang at May 22, 2019 12:00 AM |
Predeparture training module of employment opportunities in Hongkong

This module has been developed jointly by UN Women Bangladesh and International Labour Organization (ILO), with financial support from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The main objective of the module is to train the migrant workers through the Technical Training Centres (TTCs) running under the Bureau of Manpower and Employment Training (BMET). To support the Government in delivering an effective pre-departure training program for the women domestic service workers, UN Women Bangladesh took the initiative in the formulation of this training module. It has been signed keeping in the migration cycle: the basic information and guidance on migration, the pre-departure preparedness, occupation-related (women domestic service workers) and country-specific (Hong Kong) instructions and guidelines on rights and life skills. The technical issues related to domestic services were not considered in this module, as this module is relevant only for trainees who have already received the relevant technical and language training on Hong Kong. Integrating this module into the pre-departure training, will make it an effective tool to capture and sustain this new labour market for the women migrant workers from Bangladesh.

Posted by Ying Yang at May 07, 2019 12:00 AM |
Predeparture training module of employment opportunities in Japan: as the destination country; and caregiving and beautician: as the selected occupation

This module has been developed jointly by UN Women Bangladesh and International Labour Organization (ILO), with financial support from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The main objective of the module is to train the migrant workers through the Technical Training Centres (TTCs) running under the Bureau of Manpower and Employment Training (BMET). To support the Government in delivering an effective pre-departure training program for the women migrating as Care-givers, UN Women Bangladesh took the initiative in the formulation of this training module. It has been signed keeping in the migration cycle: the basic information and guidance on migration, the pre-departure preparedness, occupation-related (Care-giver) and country-specific (Japan) instructions and guidelines on rights and life skills. The technical issues related to care-giver occupation were not considered in this module, as this module is relevant only for trainees who have already received the relevant technical and language training on Japan. Integrating this module into the pre-departure training, will make it an effective tool to capture and sustain this new labour market for the women migrant workers from Bangladesh.

Posted by Ying Yang at May 07, 2019 12:00 AM |
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