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5 April 2020

300 Myanmar migrant wokers in Thailand were detained after attempting to return home despite the COVID-19 travel ban

Author: Kyaw Lwin Oo, Khet Mar & Roseanne Gerin, Radio Free Asia

"Myanmar Migrant Workers Risk Fines And Jail to Get Home Amid COVID-19 Exodus", 2 April 2020...

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4 April 2020

Commentary: Cleaners as prime candidates to become economic victims of COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Poonam Datar, Cleaning Accountability Framework

"Cleaners are our frontline defence", 1 April 2020...

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4 April 2020

Myanmar: EU order cancellations force garment factories to shut down leaving thousands unemployed

Author: Chan Mya Htwe, Myanmar Times

"More woes for Myanmar garment industry as EU cancels orders", 29 March 2020...

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4 April 2020

Commentary: Farmworkers are among groups most at risk for COVID-19 & need access to health care, incl. fully staffed field hospitals

Author: Greg Asbed, New York Times

"What happens if America's 2.5 million farmworkers get sick?" 3 April 2020...

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3 April 2020

Air New Zealand accused of borderline legal treatment of workers for allegedly telling crew to take leaves due to COVID-19 lockdown

Author: Phil Pennington, Radio New Zealand

"Covid-19: Airline crew 'very anxious, worried' as redundancies loom", 26 March 2020...

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3 April 2020

Australia: Migrant workers on temporary visas are not eligible for COVID-19 crisis wage subsidy

Author: Ben Doherty, Josh Taylo & Paul Karp, The Guardian

"'Left with nothing': Australia's migrant workforce face destitution without coronavirus safety net", 1  April 2020...

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3 April 2020

New Zealand: Berry grower fined for unpaid wages & holiday pay

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Berry grower fined over employment breaches", 30 March 2020...

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3 April 2020

Cambodia: Govt. orders casinos to be closed due to Covid-19 with the loss of 20,000 jobs; unions call for owners to pay workers wages

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times

"Union appeals to casinos over suspended workers’ wages", 3 April 2020...

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3 April 2020

Cambodia: Govt. takes measures to cover 20% of minimum wages for workers/employees in the tourism sector as Covid-19 causes financial losses

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times

"Measure to offset tourism sector wages amid virus: Government", 2 April 2020...

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3 April 2020

Cambodia: More garment factories close due to the Covid-19 pandemic; unions express concerns over workers' livelihood

Author: Vicheika Kann, Voice of America

"Factories Closing Due to Coronavirus Pandemic; Unionists Worry About Worker Welfare", 31 March 2020...

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