Migrant & immigrant workers
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Author: Dmytro Gorshkov, Barron's (USA)
Ukraine Workers Skirt Lockdowns To Rescue European Farms, 15 May 2020 ...
Vietnam: Workers allege that firm that makes shoes for Nike & Adidas used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them; companies respond
One hundred fifty Chinese workers allege that they have become expendable and that the manufacturing firm, Pou Chen, used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them. Pou Chen said it was forced to terminate the workers' contracts due to the decline in...
Author: Kristen Gianaris, Morocco World News
"Moroccan Female Workers in Spain Live Ongoing Strawberry Field Nightmare", 14 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Gender, Business & Human Rights
Asia Pacific: Commentary: Modern slavery in Asia Pacific is fuelled by widespread poverty, migration & weak governance
Author: Neena Bhandari, Inter Press Service
"Modern Slavery in Asia Pacific Fuelled by Widespread Poverty, Migration & Weak Governance", 15 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia
Bahrain: Risk of Covid spread in labour accommodation as govt. fails to enforce health & safety regulations
Author: Samir Salama, Gulf News
"'98% of labour accommodation in Bahrain area fertile land for COVID-19," 19 May 2020...
Cambodia: Thai authorities detain 82 Cambodian migrants allegedly attempting to cross the border to Thailand to seek jobs
Author: Chakrya Sophak Khouth, The Phnom Penh Post
"Migrants caught trying to illegally cross Thai border", 20 May 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Migrant workers
Author: Nicolas Parasie, Al Jazeera
"Saudi construction giant lays off thousands of workers," 20 May 2020...
Gulf migrant workers face rise in xenophobia as citizens call for local hiring & Covid-19 protection
Author: Salman Parviz, Tehran Times
"PGCC migrant labor camps Covid-19 hotspots," 19 May 2020...
Gulf. & migrant workers' home states must make mutual effort to safeguard health, wages & jobs during Covid crisis
Author: Mohammed Hossain Sarker, Financial Express
"Forced repatriation of migrant workers amid Covid-19," 18 May 2020...