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16 July 2020

Working & living conditions for Gulf migrant workers worsen as employers conduct mass layoffs & salaries go unpaid amid COVID-19

Author: Natasha Turak, CNBC

"The Gulf's migrant workers are being exploited amid the coronavirus crisis, rights groups say," 14 Jul 2020...

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10 July 2020

Nepal: Cases of migrant workers left jobless & unpaid without govt. assurance widespread, say labour experts

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu Post

"Jobless and without pay, migrant workers are returning home. But they have no recourse for compensation," 4 Jul 2020...

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9 July 2020

Indian workers in the Gulf choosing between contract changes or repatriation without wages & compensation

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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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1 July 2020

Qatar: NGO issues recommendations to improve access to justice for migrant workers

Author: Migrant Rights

"Qatar sets up a new office to implement rulings in labour cases," 30 Jun 2020...

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1 July 2020

UAE: 1,000 G4S workers allegedly dependent on food aid following COVID-19 suspensions & terminations; incl. co. comments

In June 2020, Migrant-Rights.org reported that at least 1,000 employees of UK-based security company G4S are reliant on community donations for food and other amenities after their contracts with the company were suspended or terminated in March. As...

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30 June 2020

UAE: 280 Indian workers to be repatriated after terminations; police, charities & Consulate provide aid

Author: Salam Al Amir, The National (UAE)

"Coronavirus: Sharjah Police rescue homeless workers living on the streets," 28 Jun 2020...

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26 June 2020

Qatar: Security workers left unpaid & in poor housing highlight importance of effective grievance processes

Author: Noah, Migrant Rights

"How Qatar can learn from Qatar Foundation," 20 Jun 2020...

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26 June 2020

Qatar: World Cup organising body announce one death & 1,100 COVID-19 infections among workers

1,100 of the 40,000 workers on World Cup sites have been infected with COVID-19 with one worker dying from the virus. The figures are only the second to be released publicly by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy since the outbreak of the...

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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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