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14 August 2018

Thailand: Thammasaket Poultry Farm files fifth set of criminal charges against former migrant workers

Author: Andy Hall

"Thammakaset Poultry Farm Files Fifth Set of Criminal Charges in Thailand, Prosecutes Former Myanmar Migrant Workers Again for Theft", 13 August 2018...

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13 August 2018

Commentary: Labour rights are key to reducing risks of human trafficking

Author: Tomoko Nishimoto, International Labour Organization

"Labour rights: The means to tackle human trafficking", 27 July 2018...

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9 August 2018

Italy: Workers protest conditions in agricultural sector following deaths of migrant labourers; unions criticise supermarket price pressures

Author: Channel NewsAsia

"Farm workers protest in Italy after migrant crash deaths", 9 August 2018...

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7 August 2018

UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges govt and businesses to extend support for Rohingya refugees

Author: UNHCR

"UNHCR's Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmar's Rakhine State," 07 August 2018...

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7 August 2018

USA: DACA recipients accuse employers of citizenship discrimination in hiring process

Author: Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox

"Some businesses are refusing to hire DACA recipients. They are fighting back."...

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6 August 2018

UK: Outsourced cleaners to strike; allege public institutions fail to hold private co's to account for not paying living wage

Author: Tom Wall, The Observer

"Cleaners to strike in first action by UK’s low-paid ‘army’", 5 August 2018...

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5 August 2018

North Korea: Kim regime dispatches citizens abroad to work in forced labour conditions and under heavy surveillance, says report

Author: Jason Arterburn, C4ADS

"Dispatched: Mapping Overseas Forced Labor in North Korea's Proliferation Finance System", 2018...

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3 August 2018

Opinion: Continued construction at Imperial Pacific casino in Saipan warrants worker-led, independent monitoring of labour conditions

Author: Aaron Halegua, Jennifer Rosenbaum & Mariam Bhacker, Marianas Variety (USA)

[C]onfiscation of worker passports, failure to pay workers the minimum wage, high rates of injury and even deaths, and retaliation against complaining workers have all been well-documented...If Imperial Pacific is serious about eradicating abuse from...

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30 July 2018

Bahrain: Over 100 migrant workers stranded without pay for a year

Author: Harpreet Kaur, Al Bawaba

"Hundreds of Expats Suffer from Unpaid Wages in Bahrain", 23 July 2018...

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29 July 2018

Thailand: Fishing operators demand govt. to allow hiring of migrant workers, revise stringent regulations

Author: Bangkok Post

"Fishermen threaten strike", 29 July 2017...

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