COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak: Migrant workers

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues to have widespread impacts on workforces globally, migrant workers are among those bearing the brunt of the crisis. Human rights groups and construction asssociations have warned that migrant workers are disproportionately at risk from the impact of the pandemic, due to inadequate and crowded living conditions, lockdowns and harsh containment measures, limited access to healthcare and basic services, poor working conditions and explotiative labour systems. This section will feature the latest news on the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in relation to migrant workers.

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1 June 2020
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Personas trabajadoras de la mina Los Filos en Guerrero, México acusaron la empresa minera canadiense Equinox Gold de no cumplir con la suspensión de actividades durante la pandemia de Covid-19.  Acusan también a la empresa de no tomar suficientes...

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NGOs call for justice mechanism & protections for repatriated migrant workers during Covid-19 crisis

On 1 June 2020, a coalition of NGOs and unions launched an urgent appeal letter calling for an urgent justice mechanism for workers who have been impacted and repatriated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic....

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29 May 2020

Cambodia: Stranded Cambodian migrant workers call upon govt. to facilitate their return from Malaysia

Author: Chheng Niem, The Phnom Penh Post

"Migrant workers stranded in Malaysia plead to return", 28 May 2020...

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29 May 2020

India: Factory threatens non-payment of wages to electronics' workers not returning to work despite unsafe working conditions

Author: Electronics Watch

COVID-19 Updates from Monitoring Partners, 29 May 2020...

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29 May 2020

Lebanon: Migrant workers are the most vulnerable amid Covid-19 and economic crises

Author: Sarah El Deep, Associated Press

"Lebanon's migrant workers’ plight worsens as crises multiply", 26 May 2020...

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29 May 2020
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Author: Philippe Alcoy, Révolution Permanente

« Des travailleurs migrants se rebellent au Qatar pour exiger leurs salaires » 25 mai 2020...

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29 May 2020

UAE: 500 employees of oil & gas giant Altrad strike to protest unpaid wages; co. did not respond

In May 2020, 500 South Asian oil and gas workers in Ruwais, Nepalis and Indians among them, went on strike alleging that their employer had not paid their salaries for two months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time most of the...

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28 May 2020

Australia: Report finds undocumented workers in horticulture industry are prone to Covid-19 infection due to substandard & overcrowded accommodations

A report by Associate Professor Joanna Howe from University of Adelaide and Dr Ankur Singh from University of Melbourne, Covid-19 and Undocumented Workers in the Australian Horticulture Industry, finds that undocumented workers are prone to a high risk...

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28 May 2020

Bahrain: Employers must implement new rules on workers' housing to prevent second Covid wave, says govt.

Author: Raji Unnikrishnan, GDN Online (Bahrain)

"Labour camp norms alert for employers," 26 May 2020...

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28 May 2020

Vietnam: Electronics workers face non-payment of wages, inability to return home, and lack of subsistence

Author: Electronics Watch

COVID-19 Updates from Monitoring Partners, 28 May 2020...

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