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A stunt to no avail

HONG KONG (SE): “We hope the applicants do not lose out in the process if the suspension will result in the lapse of their job placements,” Julius Cainglet, the vice president of the Federation of Free Workers in Manila, said of the decision by the Philippine labour secretary, Silvestro Bello, to call a three-week moratorium on the issuing of the much criticised Overseas Employment Certificate on November 13.
 

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Useless certificate on chopping block

HONG KONG (SE): Migrant workers in Hong Kong from The Philippines have welcomed an announcement that the Overseas Employment Certificate, which they have long argued is a meaningless document that is time consuming to procure, is on the chopping block.

From September 15, the requirement for migrant workers returning from home leave to the same employer or job site to obtain an Overseas Employment Certificate will be temporarily dropped on an experimental basis.

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