Inquirer.net, Philippines, 8 March 2017 - Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are pushing for the adoption of policies and measures to protect migrant workers, and the professionalization of the civil service among member countries.
Thomson Reuters, Asia, 6 March 2017 - Technological advances are a threat for migrant women in low-skilled jobs, leaving them to compete with automation for their livelihoods
Straitstimes, Singapore, 1 March 2017 - More than 1,500 architects registered here can soon practise in participating countries
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IndepthNews, ASEAN, 27 Feb 2017 - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signaled his intention to push harder for the adoption of a binding regional treaty to protect the human rights of migrant workers during his chairmanship of ASEAN (Association of South east Asian Nations) this year.
Business World, Philippines, 24 Feb 2017 - REGULATIONS have not been effective in protecting the rights of migrant workers, with fees charged by private recruiting firms in the Philippines producing hardship for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Brink Asia, 22 Feb 2017 - To enable greater intraregional “brain circulation,” the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) between 2005 and 2014 that make it easier for skilled labor to move across states in the region. These MRAs were signed for seven professions—accounting, architecture, dentistry, engineering, medicine, nursing and tourism.
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.
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.
The Nation, Thailand, 6 Feb 2017 - Two reasons made Thailand’s report this year on its efforts to combat human trafficking interesting and laudable.
ATUC, ASEAN, 4 Feb 2017 - Seeking to encourage the flow of skilled professionals among Member States, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed agreements over nearly a decade meant to speed the mutual recognition of professional and academic qualifications in a number of occupations.
Channel News Asia, Malaysia, 2 Feb 2017 - Malaysia will begin a pilot project on Mar 1 allowing Rohingya refugees to work legally in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Thursday (Feb 2).
Asiaone, Singapore, 30 Jan 2017 - Employers who hire foreign workers and default on their wages sometimes wind up their businesses, only to set up new ones later, just to avoid paying the money they owe.
Bangkok Post, Thailand, 30 Jan 2017 - The Labour Ministry has urged migrant workers to have their nationalities verified by their respective countries or risk being deported after their work permits expire this year.
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.