Levels of overseas recruitment service agencies to be released every six months

The levels of the overseas recruitment service agencies adhering to the Codes of Conduct will be released once every six months by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

There are currently 94 overseas employment service agencies which have signed an agreement for the Code of Conduct. Code Compliance Monitoring Committee (CCMC) to check where the agencies are in keeping with the conduct code, said U Myo Aung, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

There are five passages in the code of conduct: the existing laws and agreements between Myanmar and the countries to which the workers will be sent; the norms of the agencies; the demand letter from the countries concerned and the agreement between employees and employers.

The workers who want to work abroad should check whether the agencies have the official licence granted by the labour office, whether there are training courses provided by the agencies before entering the field , whether they have a good background and whether the representatives of the agencies are responsible. They can also enquire about the agencies through the Township labour offices.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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