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Sluggish Economies Slow Migrants For Now

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Economic struggles across the world’s top economies has would-be migrant workers staying home. A report released Tuesday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found overall migration into its 34 member states fell by seven percent in 2009. Migration by temporary workers fell even more, dropping 17 percent. The OECD report said most […]

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Yudhoyno Urges UN Protection for Domestic Workers

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on member states of the U.N. labor agency to support a draft treaty that offers worldwide protection to domestic workers. Mr. Yudhoyono said Tuesday the document will provide guidance to governments on how to ensure the rights of domestic workers. He was speaking at the International Labor Organization’s […]

Malaysia to Offer Amnesty to Illegal Workers

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Malaysian official says the government will offer amnesty to some of the country’s estimated two million illegal immigrants in an effort to reduce the illegal workforce and curb exploitation by traffickers. Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Monday that the government would launch a program to grant illegal workers permits to stay in the […]

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