Furthermore, for repatriates receiving pensions that are lower than that offered by the government, the Labour Ministry will add to the amount to bring it up to local levels.
The Labour Ministry is at the final stage of examining this law, it will discuss the bill with the Finance Ministry and very soon, the government will submit a bill that offers solutions to a big problem that is faced by repatriates, our compatriots, who arrive mainly from South Africa and receive no pension or other public benefit," said Fakontis.
So we have asked the Labour Ministry to examine the possibility of reducing the years that are demanded for residence in Cyprus -- meaning the 20 years -- so a repatriate from South Africa can be entitled to a social pension," said Fakontis.
Substantial indirect costs also occur when repatriates withdraw crucial market knowledge, host-country client relationships, and international skills upon their departure to other employers--who are often gaining a competitive advantage from their new staff members (Mendenhall and Oddou, 1991: Peck, 1997).
They have revealed erratic and cost-focused practices that only marginally emphasized the needs of repatriates and their families.
As repatriates, their services need to be retained.
What is more, these changes have occurred relatively independently of each other, and unlike people who have remained in the home country, repatriating managers and their families are less likely to have examined the interplay between their personal changes and the changes that have occurred in the home country The problem is that these changes suddenly confront each other upon return, explaining why many repatriates report reentry as being even more difficult than the initial move overseas.
Repatriates need to talk about their overseas experience, which was a major event in their lives, yet if they do so they are perceived as being odd, out of place, or having "gone native.
The dissatisfaction of the repatriates with the North Korean authorities was reaching the limit of their patience.
That meant we failed in retraining the repatriates.
Other assistance requested and the number of repatriates who requested them are as follows: scholarship or training, 694 (25 percent); legal assistance, 541 (20 percent); temporary accommodation, 406 (20 percent); medical assistance, 250 (nine percent); and stress debriefing/counselling, 167 (six percent).
One OFW asked for assistance to put up a welding shop, while 30 repatriates asked for the refund of their placement fee.