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26 July 2007

[US] House panel probes charges of human trafficking in Iraq embassy project

Author: Robert Brodsky, Government Executive [USA]

A pair of whistleblowers alleged Thursday that the contractor selected to build the U.S. embassy in Iraq "kidnapped" foreign nationals to work on the $592 million construction project... John Owens and Rory Mayberry, both former employees of First...

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25 July 2007

Migrant workers or slaves? [Thailand / Malaysia]

Author: Aliran [Malaysia]

Caram Asia is deeply vexed with recent announcements made by the Malaysian government and Thai provincial governments proposing measures to limit movement of foreign workers within the compound of their employers...[T]he governor of Chiang Mai...[set...

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26 June 2007

The root of slave labour in China

Author: Li Datong, openDemocracy

It was discovered [this month] that in Hongtong county, Shanxi province, people kidnapped from rural areas were being forced to work as slaves in a brick kiln... In 1999, a colleague at China Central Television (CCTV) showed me a documentary secretly...

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7 June 2007

U.S. Investigates Firm Building Embassy in Iraq - Former Employees Allege Abusive Labor Practices; Company Denies Claims

Author: Yochi J. Dreazen, Wall Street Journal

Federal prosecutors are investigating the Kuwaiti company building the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad [First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting], probing allegations that foreign employees were brought to work on the massive project against their will...

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13 April 2007

Human trafficking of Indian guest workers alleged in Mississippi shipyard; Contractor defends 290-man camp [USA]

Author: Lindsay Beyerstein & Larisa Alexandrovna, Raw Story [USA]

A month ago Monday, a group of guest workers from India placed a frantic 3:00 am phone call to Saket Soni, lead organizer for the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. The workers said that armed security guards were holding some workers...

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25 March 2007

UAE: Draft Labor Law Violates International Standards

Author: Human Rights Watch

The United Arab Emirates’ proposed labor law falls far short of international standards for workers’ rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report...The law fails to address a series of abuses against workers that Human Rights Watch has documented...

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15 March 2007

Mississippi Ship Manufacturer Accused of Holding Indian Workers Against their Will [USA]

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15 March 2007

Mississippi Ship Manufacturer Accused of Holding Indian Workers Against their Will [USA]

Author: US Human Rights Network

More than three hundred Indian workers…claim that their employer, Signal International…is guilty of extreme labor exploitation… The workers report living in substandard conditions in the camps where Signal has housed them... Last week, Signal conducted...

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12 March 2007

New Center Report: Foreign Guestworkers Routinely Exploited by U.S. Employers

Author: Southern Poverty Law Center [USA]

Guestworkers who come to the United States are routinely cheated out of wages; forced to mortgage their futures to obtain low-wage, temporary jobs; held virtually captive by employers who seize their documents; forced to live in squalid conditions; and...

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5 March 2007

Tricked and Exploited? [Canada]

Author: Tom Sandborn, The Tyee.ca

T&T Supermarkets...stands accused of abusing the rights of foreign workers...Gui Qiang Zou claims he was pressured into working longer hours for lower wages than promised after the firm kept his passport...[social insurance card and work permit].....

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