Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00
Skill shortages, labour curbs may hit Singapore manufacturing
SINGAPORE has attracted high-tech manufacturers with incentives and a well-educated workforce, but growing demands for highly skilled labour combined with government moves to curb numbers of foreign workers may mean a tougher path ahead.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
Govt to help medical facilities overcome language barriers
AS part of measures to ease the expanded acceptance of foreign workers scheduled to start in April, the Japanese government is planning to help facilitate the use of tablet devices with translation functions at medical facilities. The step is one among a comprehensive package of support measures compiled at the end of last year to promote coexistence with foreign nationals.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:38
Japanese govt must detail measures to accept foreign workers
Deliberations on the bill to revise Japan’s Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law have started at a plenary session of the House of Representatives. The legislation would create new types of residence status to expand the scale of accepting foreign workers.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:31
60,000 foreigners eyed for nursing care in Japan
The Japanese government presented on Wednesday the estimated maximum number of foreign workers to be accepted in 14 envisaged business fields over the five years from fiscal 2019, releasing such figures as 60,000 people in nursing care, 53,000 in eating out, 40,000 in construction and 36,500 in agriculture.
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:47
Japan cabinet approves bill to accept foreign workers
Japan's cabinet on Friday approved a draft bill to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:46
S Korea gives undocumented foreign workers chance to leave without penalties
The South Korean authority has urged foreigners who have overstayed or are illegally working in the country to voluntarily leave before March 31, 2019 to avoid entry regulations.
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:56
Advisers to bolster aid for foreign workers with new residential status
The labor ministry plans to enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:17
Cambodia urges firms to apply for foreign worker permits
Cambodia's Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has directed all companies or institutions that plan to hire foreign staff next year to apply for work permits between September 1 and November 30.
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 06:00
Hundreds of employers, workers without permits arrested in nationwide sweeps
Checks on nearly 50,000 foreign workers at establishments in the past month had led to the arrest of 1,162 illegal workers and the prosecution of 204 law-breaking employers, Department of Employment (DOE) chief Anurak Tossarat said .
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:20
Detained unregistered foreign workers to be deported
The first batch of 22 unregistered foreign migrant workers rounded up in the Labour Ministry-led crackdown since July 1 will face legal action and then be deported, Department of Employment director-general Anurak Tossarat said yesterday.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:25
Indonesia must not be foreign workforce-phobic
There are two main reasons as to why Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018 on the employment of foreign workers, which will become effective in early July, has stirred widespread uproar.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:00
Minister orders faster verification system for foreign workers after staff reshuffle
Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew has instructed nationality-verification centres to speed up their work to reduce the time required per person verified from 13 hours to less than two hours.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:31
Malaysian authorities arrest 111 illegal Thai workers
A total of 111 Thai workers have been arrested by Malaysian authorities for working in Malaysia without permission, following the end of a grace period given to illegal foreign workers, Waranon Pitiwan, the director-general of the Labour Ministry’s Department of Employment (DOE) said on Tuesday.
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:56
Schools for migrant workers’ children close along Myanmar-Thai border
Thailand’s new measures against undocumented foreign workers have resulted in suspension of several schools for children of migrant workers in Tak province, reported Burmese Migrant Teachers’ Association (BMTA).
Tue, 04 Jul 2017 20:08
NCPO orders review of new migrant law
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered the Labour Ministry to review the newly introduced Executive Decree on Foreign Workers Management, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday.