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Thailand pushes to register migrants from Cambodia

Khmer Times, Thailand, 30 September 2021 - The Thai Labour Ministry has provided a timeframe for employers to register undocumented migrant workers, allowing them to work legally in Thailand.

Posted by Site Admin at Oct 14, 2021 10:11 PM |
Singapore's foreign workers 'numb' as no end to COVID-19 pandemic confinement in sight

ABC News, Singapore, 30 September 2021 - Bangladeshi national Sarker Dilip contracted COVID-19 while working in Singapore last year but considers himself one of the lucky ones.

Posted by Site Admin at Oct 14, 2021 10:08 PM |
Human rights watchdog calls for better working conditions for foreign fishing crew members

The Korea Times, Korea, 30 September 2021 - The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) has called on the government to improve the working conditions of crew members of foreign nationality working on fishing boats here, many of whom suffer from violations of human rights due to excessively long working hours, as well as economic exploitation and physical abuse by their employers.

Posted by Site Admin at Oct 14, 2021 10:04 PM |
Record Singapore cases amid concern about migrant worker outbreaks

9 News, Singapore, 30 September 2021 - Singapore authorities are concerned about COVID-19 transmission among migrant workers after the city state reported a record 2268 new cases.

Posted by Site Admin at Oct 14, 2021 10:00 PM |
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Impact of COVID-19 on private recruitment agencies in the Philippines

This assessment highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Philippines’ recruitment industry, in particular private recruitment agencies (PRAs). While the COVID-19 pandemic severely affected recruitment and deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), there is little information about the impact of the pandemic on recruitment actors, in particular private recruitment agencies (PRAs). The important role of PRAs in facilitating the overseas deployment of Filipino workers is recognized by Philippine laws and policies and by policies of governments in countries of destination. How did the drastic drop in the volume of deployment in 2020 affect the operations and prospects of the Philippines’ recruitment industry? In response to the pandemic, the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, launched a study in June 2020 to understand the way in which the recruitment industry in the Philippines was impacted by the pandemic. The report summarizes the findings of the assessment and identifies a number of key recommendations to assist the government and other stakeholders to ensure fair recruitment processes for migrant workers moving forward.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
TRIANGLE in ASEAN Quarterly Briefing Notes

TRIANGLE in ASEAN works with labour ministries, workers' and employers' organizations, recruitment agency associations, civil society organizations in six countries in ASEAN; Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Below Quarterly Briefing Notes give an update on our work during the previous quarter.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
Supporting migrant workers during the pandemic for a cohesive and responsive ASEAN Community

This thematic background paper was prepared to inform and guide the discussions of the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML). The AFML is an annual multi-stakeholder forum of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW). The 13th AFML was hosted by the Government of Viet Nam, as the 2020 Chair of ASEAN and the ACMW, and was held on 10 and 12 of November 2020 in Hanoi, Viet Nam, and online. A draft version of this paper was distributed for discussion during the 13th AFML.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
Implementation of recommendations from the 3rd to 12th ASEAN Forums on Migrant Labour (AFML)

This paper was prepared as the progress review background paper for the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) held on the 10 and 12 November 2020 in Viet Nam and online. The AFML is a multi-stakeholder open forum held annually as part of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) Work Plan. Since 2012, progress on the implementation of AFML recommendations has been monitored by the ILO through the preparation of biennial progress review papers. The current paper is the fifth in this series, following the development of previous progress review background papers for the 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th AFMLs.

Posted by Site Admin at Aug 18, 2021 12:00 AM |
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