Malaysia, Indonesia to sign MoU on domestic workers World

Malaysia, Indonesia to sign MoU on domestic workers

Malaysia and Indonesia will finalise issues related to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and placement of domestic workers, during a working visit by Malaysian Minister of Human Resources M. Saravanan to Jakarta on January 24.
Thailand plans to import 400,000 legal migrant workers World

Thailand plans to import 400,000 legal migrant workers

The Thai government is planning to allow up to 400,000 migrant workers from the three neighbouring countries of Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar to legally work in Thailand, said Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers Society

HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are seeking 37.6 trillion VND (1.66 billion USD) to build affordable housing for workers over the next five years, of which State revenue will account for no more than 5 percent of the total investment, according to the Department of Construction.
Thailand approves process to bring in migrant workers World

Thailand approves process to bring in migrant workers

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) of Thailand on November 12 approved a process to bring migrant workers into the country to solve the ongoing labour shortage, with rules to ensure the workers are free of infectious diseases.
Exclusive policies needed to bring migrant workers back to factories Society

Exclusive policies needed to bring migrant workers back to factories

The government needs to have exclusive policies to attract migrant workers, particularly those from vulnerable groups, back to factories, heard at an international seminar on COVID-19 and social changes held by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS)’ Institute of Sociology in Hanoi on November 11.
Oxfam, foreign embassies support pandemic-hit migrant workers in HCM City Society

Oxfam, foreign embassies support pandemic-hit migrant workers in HCM City

Oxfam in Vietnam, a non-governmental organisation, together with the Embassies of New Zealand and Switzerland in Vietnam, on October 5 announced a humanitarian aid of nearly 1.3 billion VND (57,000 USD) to help migrant workers in Ho Chi Minh City surmount difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thailand: migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar get stay extension World

Thailand: migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar get stay extension

Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to allow four groups of migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar to legally stay and work in Thailand until July 27 next year, in order to allow them to sort out their employment status and work permits as required by a previous order, according to local media.