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Qatar announces plans to address controversial migrant worker laws

Posted by jaypee 5 days ago Qatar
http://jurist.org —

The Qatar government [official website] on Sunday pledged to announce new labor legislation by 2015 in an effort to improve conditions for migrant workers. The Qatar labor ministry announced [Al Jazeera report] the initiative by stating, "[w]e intend to effect meaningful and lasting change for the benefit of all those who live and work in Qatar." The kafala sponsorship system, which curre

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Activists urge govt to ratify labour pacts

Posted by jaypee 4 days ago Thailand
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Labour rights advocates have called on the government to ratify two long-awaited International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions after the private sector demanded they be delayed.

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DOLE: 4,333 Pinoys repatriated so far from Libya

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Philippines
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At least 4,333 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated from strife-torn Libya so far, with government releasing some P42.78 million for their financial relief assistance.

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Exploited, abused | Says HRW report on migrant workers from Asia

Posted by jaypee 3 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net —

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are "beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations" in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said a report of Human Rights Watch yesterday.

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