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Looking to Taiwan as model for introduction of foreign nurses

In order to handle the shortage of care workers that the nation’s rapidly aging population will soon require, 208 Indonesian candidates for nurses and care workers will start working in Japan from next year under an Economic Partnership Agreement that came into effect in July this year. To get a Read more »

‘Degraded’ by work in rest homes

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By REBECCA TODD – New Zealand A Christchurch resident is among a growing group of Filipino nurses working for near minimum wage as caregivers after paying thousands of dollars to live the Kiwi dream. The 25-year-old asked not to be named for fear of affecting her immigration status. After working Read more »

Nurses want six months’ notice

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BARBADOS: PHILIPPINE NURSES on contract at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) want Government to give them at least six months’ notice before sending them home. Three weeks ago, Minister of Health, Dr David Estwick, made it clear at a St Philip West constituency branch meeting of the Democratic Labour Party Read more »

International nurse recruitment has Sask. student worried

Pamela Cowan, Leader-Post REGINA, Canada — With the influx of international nurses to Saskatchewan, many nursing students worry that they won’t be able to find full-time employment when they graduate. Jacob Kyrejto, a University of Saskatchewan nursing student, realizes the province has a nursing shortage and he doesn’t disagree with Read more »