Monday, February 23, 2015

SINGAPORE:::Mobile office to engage migrant workers

SINGAPORE: Foreign workers will now find it easier to get help and find out more about their employment rights when a new mobile centre visits their workplace and dormitories. The mobile office is an initiative by the Migrant Workers' Centre and it aims to reach out to more workers especially those in remote areas.
The office, housed in a refurbished Nissan Cabstar, made its first appearance at the Penjuru Migrant Workers' Recreation Centre on Sunday (Feb 22). The multi-purpose mobile office was launched by the chairman of the Migrant Workers' Centre, Yeo Guat Kwang. The vehicle is called the Forward Response, Engagement and Intel Deployment Asset or FREIDA.
FREIDA will be manned by two staff from the Migrant Workers' Centre as it makes its rounds to engage migrant workers. Besides visiting smaller dormitories located at more remote industrial areas, the vehicle will also be used as a forward deployment centre in major incidents like strikes and riots.

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia / Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

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The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) was established by Parliament under the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999, Act 597. The Act was gazetted on 9 September 1999. The inaugural meeting of SUHAKAM was held on 24 April 2000.
The initiative to set up a national human rights institution in Malaysia began with Malaysia’s active participation in the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) in 1993-95 when it was elected as a member of the Commission by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Malaysia was honored in 1995 with the election of the leader of the delegation, Tan Sri Dato’ Musa bin Hitam, as the Chairman of the 52nd session of the UNCHR. Malaysia was elected to serve a second term in the UNCHR from 1996-98 and its third term from 2001-2003.

Arab Saudi:::Shoura Council to discuss draft labor agreement with Indonesia

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The Shoura Council is slated to debate the draft agreement with Indonesia on the employment of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia during its two-day sessions from Monday.
The council’s session will be presided over by its Chairman Abdullah Al-Asheikh when the council’s committee on human resources presents its report on the draft agreement on Monday.
In its recommendations, the committee has made relevant amendments to the draft agreement to suit the concerned manpower exporting country’s needs and conditions.
The Kingdom has already signed similar agreements with countries such as India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 
Indonesia has banned sending housemaids abroad for employment. The draft agreement will also apply to Indonesian workers already deployed in the Kingdom. 

PENDIDIKAN:::Keperluan Untuk Hadir Hari Sebelum Atau Selepas Hari Kelepasan Am

Keperluan Untuk Hadir Hari Sebelum Atau Selepas Hari Kelepasan Am

Seksyen 60 D (2) Akta Kerja 1955 menggariskan syarat-syarat hadir kerja sebelum atau selepas cuti umum sebelum pekerja berhak kepada cuti umum berbayar. Maksud ketidakhadiran di sini adalah tanpa kebenaran majikan (AWOL) dan tanpa alasan yang munasabah.

“Mana-mana pekerja yang tidak hadir kerja pada hari kerja sebelum atau selepas hari kelepasan am atau dua atau lebih hari-hari kelepasan am berturut-turut atau mana-mana hari atau hari yang digantikan kepadanya di bawah seksyen ini tanpa kebenaran terdahulu daripada majikannya adalah tidak berhak mendapat apa-apa bayaran hari kelepasan untuk hari kelepasan tersebut atau hari-hari kelepasan terturut-turut melainkan ia mempunyai alasan munasabah bagi ketidakhadiran itu”