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Malaysia's crackdown on illegal migrants puts trafficking victims in danger

The Edge Markets, Malaysia, 31 August 2018 - Malaysia is set to launch a major crackdown on undocumented migrant workers after the end of a scheme on Friday that allowed them to turn themselves in, but critics say human trafficking victims could be wrongly targeted instead.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 26, 2018 07:50 PM |
China Focus: Robots rising, migrant workers seek skills

Xinhuanet, China, 30 August 2018 - Yang Lifeng, a 30-year-old foreman in a mechanical processing workshop in the city of Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, is worshipped by his fellow migrant workers, as he foresaw the trend of robot invasion in factories five years ago.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 26, 2018 07:46 PM |
Migrant workers

Daily Times, Pakistan, 29 August 2018 - Pakistani migrant workers in Greece have it tough. Not least in terms of living conditions. This week alone has seen regional authorities in the country’s North Eastern Aegean islands renew calls for Athens to take action against camp overcrowding. They want to see a ‘cull’ of at least 10,000 individuals transferred to the mainland by as early as next month. Yet the capital has its own problems; with migrants protesting the dire conditions at the Malakasa camp.

Posted by Ying Yang at Sep 26, 2018 07:37 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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