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Singapore announces plan to manage foreign workers

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:26

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. <br><br> 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.

Thai military junta denies crackdown on foreign workers

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 14:45

Thailand`s military-run National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Monday clarified that it wasn`t cracking down on migrant workers.

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:37

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.

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 22:15

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.

Foreign workers face many challenges in Singapore, CoI told

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 19:23

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

Malaysia bars foreign workers from fast-food outlets

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 17:41

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.

Singapore riot: 200 foreign workers get police advisories

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 17:04

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

Maldives to replace foreign workers with locals

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 18:00

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.

Riots in Singapore were `spontaneous`: PM Lee

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 08:26

Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that last Sunday`s riot in the city state was spontaneous and there is no reason to believe that it was due to unhappiness among foreign workers.

Saudi Arabia warns of action against illegal immigrants

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 23:42

Saudi Arabia said Saturday that there would be no leniency toward organisations that hire illegal immigrants, Xinhua reported quoting Saudi Press Agency as saying.

India welcomes extension of Saudi amnesty for foreign workers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 20:43

India on Wednesday welcomed the extension of grace period announced by Saudi Arabia for regularisation of foreign workers and asked Indians in the country to fully utilise the four-month amnesty.

Australia approves new labour law regulating foreign workers

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 14:06

Australian Parliament`s today approved a proposed law with new rules to crackdown on misuse of the visa scheme for foreign workers by employers.