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7 July 2020

Bahrain: COVID-19 outbreak among Orlando Construction workers awaiting Labour Ministry decision on withheld wages & passports; co. did not respond

By June 2020, Migrant Rights reported that 150 workers at Orlando Construction Co. had not been paid for between three and six months. 30 workers are reported to have resigned, awaiting salaries, others continue to work without pay....

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3 July 2020

Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re Côte d'Ivoire)

In 2005, three individuals from an NGO filed a class action lawsuit in the USA against Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill alleging they had been trafficked from Mali as child slaves and forced to work in the Côte d'Ivoire on plantations which...

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24 June 2020

UAE: 250 migrant workers left unpaid & dependent on charitable aid after company closed

Author: Anna Zacharias, The National (UAE)

"Coronavirus: Volunteers feed hundreds of Sharjah labourers left out of work," 22 Jun 2020...

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19 June 2020

Unemployed & unpaid workers still stranded in Gulf camps unable to get home, months after spread of COVID-19

Author: Miriam Jackson, The Union Journal

"Struggling migrants sidelined after coronavirus sweeps across the Gulf," 17 Jun 2020...

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17 June 2020

Gulf cos. "taking advantage" of COVID-19 to terminate workers' contracts & avoid paying overdue wages

Author: C R Abrar, The Daily Star

"Covid-19 and migrant workers: the great wage robbery," 16 Jun 2020  ...

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16 June 2020

UAE: Hundreds of employees of construction co. SECL allege wage delays & expired visas; co. did not respond

In June 2020, NGO Migrant Rights reported on a case of unpaid wages to hundreds of staff and workers at Sobha Engineering and Contracting LLC. Workers salaries were allegedly delayed from June 2018 with payment only every four or five months. ...

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15 June 2020

Bahrain: 700 workers at Fundament SPC allegedly facing 8 months of unpaid wages; incl. co. response

In June 2020, Migrant Rights reported on the case of 700 workers owed up to 8 months of wages by construction company Fundament SPC. They continue to work on projects. In May, Migrant Rights reported that nearly 100 workers from Fundament protested...

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12 June 2020
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Author: Amnesty International

« Qatar, des travailleurs migrants n'ont pas été payés pendant des mois » 11 juin 2020 ...

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11 June 2020

Oman: Indian workers unpaid, forced to resign & banned from leaving while bank loans outstanding

Author: Rejimon Kuttappan, The Lede (India)

"Pending bank loans but no salary: Indian migrants in Oman cannot come back," 10 Jun 2020...

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11 June 2020

Qatar: Amnesty Intl. finds 100 workers subject to labour exploitation on World Cup stadium; incl. co. comments

Construction workers on Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Bayt stadium have been subject to wage delays of up to 7 months and other exploitative practices, an Amnesty International report reveals....

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