However, the number of overstaying illegal foreigners is even larger, probably around three million. Foreign workers Foreign workers and issue become the primary, dominant labor force in most sectors of the economy and the government bureaucracy.
The growing birth rate of nationals in the GCC states will lead to a more competitive workforce in the future. With regards to injuries and death, workers or their dependents are not paid due compensation. MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan was of the opinion that the government should refrain from bringing in more foreign workers, given the current sluggish economy.
Though often put towards consumption, remittances are also directed to investment. But thanks to the presence of a multitude of illegal foreign workers, the ratio would have reached a jaw-dropping 43 per cent, far beyond what the labour market actually requires.
In Marchhundreds of mostly south Asian construction workers stopped work and went on a rampage in Dubai, UAE, to protest their harsh working conditions, low or delayed pay, and general lack of rights. Even the authorities and individual officials offer their own variable numbers, not so much because they have something to hide from the public but simply because no one knows exactly how many of them are here.
Remittances are becoming a prominent source of external funding for countries that contribute foreign workers to the countries of the GCC. On Feb 18 this year, Human Resources Minister Richard Riot Jaem travelled all the way to Dhaka to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Bangladeshi government for an additional 1.
This demand was met by foreign workers, primarily those from the Arab states, with a later shift to those from Asian countries. The reason is beyond question: In Saudi Arabia, foreign workers must have employment contracts written in Arabic and have them signed by both the sponsor and themselves in order to be issued a work permit.
Domestic workers perform an array of work in the home: These foreign workers have hailed from neighbouring countries like Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Nepal, hired mainly in the construction, manufacturing, agricultural and services sectors or as domestic help.
Sexual harassment of Filipina housemaids by local employers, especially in Saudi Arabia, has become a serious matter. To the employers, Malaysians will only take jobs in a comfortable working environment, with no exposure to harsh elements, stench, dust or overtime.
Since the s, foreign workers have become a large percentage of the population in most nations in the Persian Gulf region.
Many of our economic sectors are excessively dependent on foreign workers. On average, the top recipients globally are India, the Philippines, and Bangladesh. These burdens are even more apparent in countries where educated workers emigrated in large numbers after receiving a highly subsidized technical education.
This decision has since met with powerful objection from the Malaysian public. More recently, the government has also announced that the private sector can hire security personnel from two other yet-to-be-decided countries, in addition to Nepal.
This, coupled with lax enforcement and the absence of an effective mechanism to manage migrant workers, has resulted in millions of foreigners outstaying their employment contracts. Getting the stomach filled is never an issue, so long as one is willing to work.
As oil prices fell, budget deficits mounted, and most governments of GCC countries put limits on hiring foreign workers.
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the brighteSt Star of all. today athlete of the year is li Jiawei. SportS 24 happy neW year today will be taking a break and we will be back on friday. but do log on and read prime Minister lee hsien loong’s new year message online. KUALA LUMPUR: The sectors that are heavily dependent on foreign labour can expect to be hit by another round of operational problems as more of these workers are.
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