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Philippines stops deployment of workers to Thailand

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) imposed a ban on January 27 on the deployment of newly hired Filipino workers to three places in...
Singapore workers ‘unhappiest’ in Asia, says survey

Workers in Singapore are the unhappiest in Asia and nearly two-thirds would like to quit their jobs in the next year, a regional survey...
Myanmar spent 29% of budget for the army

Myanmar, in its 2012-13 fiscal year, has spent 29 per cent of its entire budget for the defense forces, while the education sector received...
Clothing firms want talks about labour issues

Major international clothing companies say they are concerned for the safety of Cambodia’s garment workers and want to see peaceful negotiations between unions, factories...
Vietnam workers riot at Samsung factory (video)video

Violent clashes erupted on January 9 at the construction site of a Samsung factory in Vietnam's northern Thai Nguyen province, drawing participation of thousands...
Vietnam cracks down on illegal workers

After Malaysia, the Vietnamese government has tightened the screws further on foreign workers and people employing them by making it mandatory to get annual...
Indonesia to stop ‘exporting’ maids by 2017

The Indonesian government has said it will  stop to allow domestic helpers to work abroad by 2017 under the country's new Domestic Worker Roadmap,...
Myanmar to export household workforce to Singapore

The term Overseas Myanmar Workers, or OMW, has still to be coined, but the government in the former pariah state has recognised that legal...