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21 May 2020

Jordan: ILO/ IFC project Better Work issues a policy brief on the concerns of migrant workers in the garment sector

Author: Better Work

 Since late March 2020, Better Work staff have used the period of factory production suspension due to Covid-19 in Jordan to reach out via phone calls to workers and line management personnel. Calls have continued as production began to resume. The...

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18 May 2020

Migrant workers to the Gulf laid off, stranded on unpaid leave & facing wage delays

Author: Sameer Hashmi, BBC Gulf

"Coronavirus leaves Gulf migrant workers stranded," 16 May 2020...

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4 May 2020

Gulf workers face disproportionate hardship from Covid-19 as employers & govts. provide little support

Author: Tom Allinson, Lewis Sanders, Deutsche Welle

"Coronavirus deepens risks for migrant workers in the Gulf," 1 May 2020...

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20 April 2020

Gulf migrant workers struggle to send money home to families amid Covid-19 lockdowns, say NGO

Author: Migrant Rights

"With banks and money transfer agents closed, migrants struggle to send money home," 20 Apr 2020...

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31 March 2020

UNICEF, ILO & UN Women publish ‘family-friendly’ recommendations for employers during COVID-19

Author: UNICEF, ILO and UN Women

“Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19: key steps employers can take”, 27 March 2020...

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5 March 2020

UAE: NMC Health employees go unpaid as co. faces financial investigation

Author: Taha Lokhandwala, The Telegraph (UK)

"Troubled health company NMC says sorry as staff wait for their wages," 5 Mar 2020...

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12 February 2020

UAE: Construction companies allegedly polluting canals with site waste

Author: Gillian Duncan, The National (UAE)

"Construction companies still pumping waste into the water in al Raha," 8 Feb 2020...

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24 January 2020

South Korea: Figures show more men taking parental leave in private sector

Author: Korea Herald

“More men taking parental leave than ever before”, 22 January 2020...

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20 December 2019

DRC: 10 000 families to be relocated from cobalt site due to rising mineral demand

Author: AFP & news24

"10 000 families to be moved from DR Congo cobalt site - provincial governor", 18 December 2019....

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25 October 2019

Nigeria: Use of WhatsApp among older generations contributing to spread of fake news, includes company comments

Author: Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa

"Whatsapp is the medium of choice for older Nigerians spreading fake news", 22 October 2019....

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