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Riyadh warns of $27,000 fine for transporting, employing illegals

Saudi Arabia’s Directorate of Passports has warned citizens and residents that they face up to six months in prison and a fine of SAR100,000 ($26,656) for trafficking or employing visa violators. The announcement comes as the kingdom continues a crackdown on those in breach of residence, labour and border security laws that has netted more than 1.25 million people since ... Read More »

Protests continue at Dhaka and Rajshahi Universities

Dhaka, July 5 – Female students from different halls of Dhaka University organized a protest rally and human chain on Thursday morning, in continuation of the agitation that began at female the dorms Tuesday night, demanding a campus safe for students. In the banner of “We want safe campus”, they paraded through campus this morning chanting slogans against the imprisonment ... Read More »

Quota movement leader Rashed on 5-day remand

Dhaka, July 2 – The Metropolitan Magistrate Court (MMC) of Dhaka on Monday placed Rashed Khan, Joint Convener of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, on a five-day remand in a case filed under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Read More »

UAE amnesty will begin in August

An official amnesty period allowing illegal UAE residents to correct their status and work legally will begin in August, an official has said. The ‘protect yourself by modifying your status’ campaign follows the adoption of new visa rules last week by the UAE Cabinet allowing those that overstay their visa to leave the country voluntarily without receiving a ‘no entry’ ... Read More »

Addressing Asia’s ageing societies

While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. Read More »

UAE amnesty will allow illegal residents to work

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality is preparing to launch an amnesty initiative allowing illegal residents to correct their status and work in the country without having to leave. The ‘protect yourself by modifying your status’ campaign follows the adoption of new visa rules last week by the UAE Cabinet allowing those that overstay their visa to leave ... Read More »

Bringing informal workers under social protection umbrella

Well-structured and administered social protection programs are both financially feasible and socially and economically beneficial. • Strategies for Providing Social Protection for All • Informal workers dominate Asia’s labour force but most lack social protection. • Delivering effective social protection to informal workers is financially feasible. Read More »

ILO as a global catalyst

Of all the institutions established by the international community in the wake of that cataclysm that was the First World War only one has endured to this day, the International Labour Organisation. That it has done so is testament to the moral vision and indomitable hope that is contained within the preamble to the constitution of the Organisation, that ‘universal ... Read More »

24 million jobs to open up in the green economy: ILO

World Employment and Social Outlook 2018. ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy. Geneva (ILO News) – Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new ILO report says. Read More »