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15th Aug 2013: Treating Domestic Workers Like Other Migrant Workers

The Indonesian Government's policy decision to put a freeze on sending their citizens to work in Malaysia as domestic maids is understandable...

30th Jul 2013: Response on Foreign Workers Probation

The government has rightly announced that "a probation period is not applicable to foreign employees holding temporary working permits"..

6th Feb 2013: Malaysia-Revoke Levy Decision, Govt Told

A group of 67 organisations and trade unions want the government to stop employers from deducting wages of foreign workers to pay for their levy..

5th Feb 2013: Joint Statement by 67 Organizations-Minimum Wages for all Workers

We, the undersigned 67 civil society organizations, trade unions and groups are shocked with the recent decision of the Malaysian cabinet on 30/1/2013..

29th Nov 2012: Migrant Workers' New Recruitment Policy Should Cover All Sectors

On Monday Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said that the first batch of Bangladeshi workers coming to the plantation sector will be done through a Government to Government deal..

4th Jul 2011: Direct Hiring Of Domestic Workers A Good Move

MTUC welcomes and supports the move by the Ministry of Human Resources to allow employers to hire Indonesian domestic workers without going through agencies..