Bangkok Post, 12 Dec 2016 - Thailand, Asean and the Mekong Subregion still do not have decent rights-based regulations and safety nets in place to ensure justice for migrants, say non-government organisations.
To mark this year’s International Migrants Day, the ILO in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Equal Times, Solidarity Center, Human Rights Watch, Migrant Forum in Asia, and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Global Media Competition ‘Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration’.
ATUC, Global, 3 Dec 2016 - Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute research finds that it generates significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits.
ILO, Global, 24 Nov 2016 - ILO report calls for greater cooperation between countries of origin, transit and destination.
The Malaymail Online, 20 Nov 2016 - Cooperation relating to irregular migrants are among the topics covered in bilateral talks between Malaysia and Australia on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in the Peru capital yesterday.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 17 Nov 2016 - A record 1.1 million workers want more hours but can't get them. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal a record 8.7 per cent of people with a job are now officially classified as "underemployed".
The Daily Star, Malaysia, 15 Nov 2016 - Malaysian Human Resources Minister Richard Riot today informed the government that they will hire workers from Bangladesh only in three sectors--construction, plantation and manufacturing.
Gulf News, Philippines, 14 Nov 2016 - Can Filipino domestic workers become the next wave of entrepreneurs in their home country?
The Diplomat, 15 Nov 2016 - A look at the challenges faced by Chinese migrant workers in Japan’s construction industry.
The Daily Star, Malaysia, 15 Nov 2016 - Around 2.5 lakh Bangladeshis are now working in Malaysia with valid work permits, says Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, deputy prime minister of the Southeast Asian country.
Global Times, 14 Nov 2016 - Vietnam is one of the three countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) along with the Philippines and Indonesia to have the most migrant workers, said the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on Monday.
The Star, Malaysia, 11 Nov 2016 - Almost two million foreign workers are holding valid temporary working permits in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
BBC, Thailand, 7 Nov 2016 - British labour rights campaigner Andy Hall has left Thailand after a three-and-a-half year legal battle with a pineapple processing company accused, in a report he contributed to, of abusing its workforce.
The Jakarta Post, Indonesia, 6 Nov 2016 - The recent fatal boat accident, which left 54 people dead, in Batam, Riau Islands, has highlighted the government’s poor management of migrant workers, a researcher has said.
The Financial Express, 30 Oct 2016 - Like many Bangladeshi boys, Mohiuddin Mohin and Mohammad Razib grew up in the capital's Nikunja neighbourhood.