26 November 2013
The 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour is scheduled to take place on 26 and 27 November 2013 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is an open platform for review, discussion and exchange of best practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and civil society stakeholders on key issues facing migrant workers in South-East Asia, and develop recommendations to advance the implementation of the principles of the ASEAN Declaration on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
30 September 2013
This meeting will discuss the findings of the ILO scoping study that took stock of the developments on the ASEAN Economic Community goals of the free flow of skilled labour in the ASEAN Member States and will develop a collective Action Plan to pursue the Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN. It will be attended by government representatives from ASEAN Member States and representatives from the regional workers’ and employers’ organization.
18 September 2013
The three-day study visit will be hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training of the Kingdom of Cambodia and co-organized by the ILO ASEAN and GMS TRIANGLE Projects. It will allow participants to see the operation and management of Migrant Resource Centers (MRCs) in Cambodia, interspersed with a series of workshops to share experiences among representatives from five participating sending countries. The study visit will also show the different modalities of operating the MRC – through government institutions, civil society and trade unions, which can lead to improvements in service delivery of existing and future MRCs.
12 September 2013
This two-day regional tripartite meeting co-hosted by the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of the Government of Indonesia and the ILO will present the international standards on work in fishing, share national policy and legislative framework among ASEAN Member States and States employing ASEAN workers, and share experiences on the protection of migrant workers in this sector in the region and around the world. The meeting will increase knowledge base and share data and research on the fishing sector and will consider recommendations for ASEAN regional partnerships and bilateral cooperation.
09 September 2013
Government, employers and workers organizations from the Philippines along with organizations and experts on migration recommend better data sharing and a multilateral approach in handling labour complaints, among others, to better protect and promote the rights of migrant workers.
06 September 2013
By Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the national preparatory meeting for the 6th ASEAN forum on migrant labour, Manila, Philippines, 6 September 2013
06 September 2013
The Philippines will hold its national preparatory meeting for the 6th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with tripartite partners and civil society. The national preparatory meeting for the Philippines is organized by the Department of Labor and Employment and will be held on 6 September 2013 in Manila, Philippines, with the support of the ILO ASEAN TRIANGLE Project and and Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers (TFAMW).
15 August 2013
The EU-funded ILO - Decent Work across Borders Project organized a policy dialogue and discussed conclusions of commissioned papers on effectiveness of bilateral labour arrangements, working conditions of Filipino and Indian-born nurses in the UK, impact of migration of health professionals and services available to skilled migrants.
24 July 2013
Thousands of Filipino health professionals migrate every year for work raising important questions related to the global shortage and inequitable distribution of health professionals in and between many countries and the conditions under which their migration experience takes place.