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Bangladesh brokers ‘violating’ labor pact

The local recruitment businesses in Saudi Arabia are complaining that the Bangladesh government has failed to provide the 500,000 housemaids it had promised earlier this year, with only 2,000 employed in the Kingdom over the past six months. Mishari Al-Thufairi, chairman of the recruitment committee at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said it was clear that the Bangladesh government wants to send men [caption id="attachment_20220" align="alignleft" width="540"]Arab News - In this January 2015 file photo, then acting Labor Minister Adel Fakeih, right, exchange mementos with Ba...
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Plan for 1.5 m BD workers in Malaysia in negation

The plan to bring in some 1.5 million workers from Bangladesh to Malaysia in stages over three years contradicts objectives in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) to reduce dependency on low-skilled foreign labour, the country’s umbrella body of trade unions said. [caption id="attachment_18899" align="alignright" width="533"]MTUC SG MTUC secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam says Malaysia will not achieved developed nation nor high-income nation status if 1.5 million workers are brought in to the country to provide cheap labour at the expense of Malaysians who n...

No ban on Bangladeshi workers, says Saudi minister

The Ministry of Labor has not imposed any ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers according to Taiseer Al-Mufarraj spokesman of the ministry. He told an online newspaper that Bangladesh has expressed its readiness to send housemaids to BD-workforce in KSAthe Kingdom. ‘The work to bring workers is continuing and many Bangladeshi women workers reached the Kingdom during Ramadan through various manpower agencies.’ It is expected that the number of Bangladeshi laborers coming to the Kingdom will increase as many manpower agencies...

Malaysia mulling sourcing maids from Bangladesh

There appears to be no end to the problems surrounding the shortage of foreign maids in Malaysia. Currently, there are some 150,000 foreign domestic helpers working legally in this country, most of them Indonesians and Filipinas. With the two source nations – Indonesia and the Philippines – having declared their intentions to cease supplying maids to Malaysia, it is high time the government weaned itself off its dependence on those two countries. maids from BDWith Malaysians generally shunning employment in the domestic help sector, the g...