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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Riots in Singapore were `spontaneous`: PM Lee

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

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

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

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

Foreign workers turned back from Manipur

Altogether 17 foreigner workers who came to Manipur without valid documents were stopped from entering the state and turned back.

36 foreign workers, including Indians, conned in Malaysia

Thirty-six foreign workers, including Indians, have alleged that their Malaysian employer deducted between 80,000 rupees to a lakh for work permit.

Singapore to limit foreign workers inflow

Singapore will further control
the inflow of foreign workers in the manufacturing and service
sectors, city state`s Deputy Prime Minister said.

Singapore to limit foreign workers inflow

Singapore will further control
the inflow of foreign workers the manufacturing and service
sectors.

PM Lee says Singapore will favour its citizens

Singapore`s PM said the government plans to cap the number of foreign university students.

Iraq to fly home despairing Sri Lankan workers

Sri Lankans are among about 6,000 foreign workers in Iraq, most of whom live in meagre conditions.

Malaysia to recruit 45,000 foreign workers to ease crunch

Malaysia is set to recruit
some 45,000 foreign workers, mostly from India.

UAE law eases `sponsor` grip on foreign workers

UAE eased its tough rules for foreign workers who want to change employer.

7 die in fire at foreign workers housing in France

A fire in a building housing
immigrant workers killed seven people, including two who
jumped from the windows to escape, French officials said.

We`ll slow inflow of foreign workers: Singapore PM

The leader seeks to quell a growing backlash among locals against foreigners.