Rights groups criticise Saudi-Indonesia maid agreement

[The situation for poor migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf states is terrible. --NP] Rights groups criticise Saudi-Indonesia maid agreement (AFP) Jakarta - Rights groups Thursday criticised an agreement between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia aimed at giving Indonesian maids more protection in the kingdom, with one saying "justice is still far away" for them. ┬áSaudi... Continue Reading →

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Indonesia hit with mass strike over wage hike demands

Indonesia hit with mass strike over wage hike demands Jakarta (AFP) - Tens of thousands of workers went on strike across Indonesia Thursday, in the latest industrial action to hit Southeast Asia's top economy as its citizens seek a greater share of the spoils from stellar growth. Unions are calling for hefty pay rises as... Continue Reading →

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