Foreign workers

 PM Modi talks to Australian counterpart Turnbull, expresses concern over renewed visa policy

PM Modi talks to Australian counterpart Turnbull, expresses concern over renewed visa policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today conveyed to his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull India's concerns about the impact of the recent decision to abolish a popular work visa used by a majority of Indians.

May 02, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas

Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday warned that the US' move to replace the lottery system for issuing H-1B work visas with a merit-based approach could have "unintended consequences" even as it sought to downplay any immediate impact on IT companies this year.

Apr 19, 2017, 17:29 PM IST

Qatar cabinet backs changes to controversial labour law

 Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar has agreed changes to its controversial "kafala" sponsorship system for foreign workers, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, state media reported on Wednesday. 

Sep 10, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

Singapore must balance immigration policies and birthrate: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has warned that Singapore, with over 1.3 million foreign workers, may end up in a "tight spot" like Japan if it fails to strike the right balance between birthrate and immigration policies.

Jul 23, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

Islamic State releases Bangladeshi hostages in Libya oilfield attack

  Two Bangladeshi citizens, among a group of foreign workers taken hostage by the Islamic State militant group in an attack on a Libyan oilfield, have been released after more than two weeks, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Mar 25, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Indonesia to withdraw local language plan for foreign workers: Sources

 Indonesia will withdraw a plan that would force foreign workers to take local language proficiency exams after protests from investors, two government officials said.

Mar 24, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

PM raised H1-B visa issue for Indian with US President: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue of H1-B visa with President Barack Obama, while underlining the importance of ensuring access for Indian professionals in the United States, the government today said.

Feb 26, 2015, 19:59 PM IST

Saudi Arabia to ban foreign workers using fake degrees

Saudi Arabia plans to introduce penalties against people found to be holding fake academic degrees and to deport them from the Kingdom.

Feb 03, 2015, 15:24 PM IST

Indian eatery in Australia barred from hiring foreign hands

 Australian authorities have cancelled an Indian restaurant`s right to recruit foreign workers after several breaches of migration law, media reported Monday.

Jan 26, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Foreign workers help in cleaning Singapore beach

More than 300 foreign construction workers, including Indian nationals on Sunday came forward to clean one of Singapore's popular beach parks.

Dec 28, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

Indian among three foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria`s Bayelsa state in the delta region, a security forces spokesman said.

Nov 29, 2014, 02:57 AM IST

Foreign workers may get five year residency permit in Saudi

Saudi Arabia plans to extend the validity of the residency permits of foreign workers, including Indians to five years to ease mental and financial pressure on the expat community, a media report said today.

Nov 25, 2014, 20:33 PM IST

Foreign workers may get five year residency permit in Saudi

Saudi Arabia plans to extend the validity of the residency permits of foreign workers, including Indians to five years to ease mental and financial pressure on the expat community, a media report said today.

Nov 25, 2014, 20:33 PM IST

Singapore announces plan to manage foreign workers

Singapore today spelt out a two-pronged approach to manage foreign workers that included reducing the reliance on low-cost labour to avoid a situation like the December 8 riot involving migrant workers from South Asia.

Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin gave the governments response in Parliament today to the state-appointed Committee of Inquiry`s (COI) recently-released report on the Little India riot, Singapore`s worst street violence in 40 years.

Jul 07, 2014, 16:26 PM IST

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup, said Wednesday it will abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers as international criticism mounts over their treatment.

May 15, 2014, 00:37 AM IST

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Qatar which will host the 2022 football World Cup, said Wednesday it will abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers as international criticism mounts over their treatment.

May 14, 2014, 22:15 PM IST

Foreign workers face many challenges in Singapore, CoI told

Foreign workers in Singapore said they were "not dissatisfied" with working conditions but faced challenges like salaries being not paid, local media reported.

Mar 06, 2014, 19:23 PM IST

Malaysia bars foreign workers from fast-food outlets

Malaysia`s fast-food restaurants will no longer be allowed to hire foreign workers, the Home Ministry said today, a decision that will affect thousands of Indians who come seeking work as waiters and cooks.

Jan 07, 2014, 17:41 PM IST

Singapore riot: 200 foreign workers get police advisories

Two hundred foreign workers, including Indians, today received advisories from Singapore police for alleged involvement in the worst street violence here in 40 years.

Dec 22, 2013, 17:04 PM IST

Maldives to replace foreign workers with locals

The Maldives government is looking to replace a large number of expatriate workers within a year in order to promote jobs for citizens, a media report said.

Dec 20, 2013, 18:00 PM IST