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1 July 2019

UAE: 300 construction workers stranded, dependent on charity after bankrupt employer fails to pay wages or renew visas

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1 July 2019

UAE: Indian worker to be repatriated after new employer fails to pay wages despite court order

Author: Saman Haziq, Khaleej Times

"Indian minister responds to a desperate expat tweet," 29 June 2019...

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1 July 2019

UAE: Two remaining seafarers aboard abandoned MV Tamim Aldar waiting on unpaid wages for over two years

Two remaining seafarers have been stranded aboard the abandoned ship the MV Tamim Aldar for over two years as they wait for salaries to be paid. The sailors are stuck 24 miles off the coat of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and allege wages pending since March...

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26 June 2019

UAE: Abu Dhabi crackdown on lax health & safety results in fines for construction sector

Author: Ismail Sebugwaawo, Khaleej Times

"8 Abu Dhabi construction firms fined for flouting crane safety rules", 24 Jun 2019...

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26 June 2019

UAE: Repatriated Indian workers stranded for 11 months allege abuses incl. delayed wages and torture

10 migrant workers from Odisha, India are returning home after being stranded in Dubai for 11 months. The workers had travelled to Dubai as carpenters and painters on a construction site but found themselves stranded without the pay they had been...

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25 June 2019

FRA report calls for more action to protect migrant workers from labour exploitation in the EU

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25 June 2019

Jordan: Facebook provides platform for domestic workers recruitment agencies allegedly linked to modern slavery

Every week, ads aired on the radio in Jordan offer “one-month trial” periods and “cash on delivery” options for employers who want to hire migrant domestic workers. Online ads via social media such as Facebook also boast offers like "Delivery in 30...

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24 June 2019

African countries need an integrated approach to end child labour incl. in plantations, says activist

Author: Muhammad Al-Amin, Deutsche Welle (Germany)

‘A ban on child labor in Africa is not enough’...

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24 June 2019

Malaysia: Labour group works with brands to address forced labour found in garment factory investigations

Author: Steven Greenhouse, The Guardian

"NGO's softly-softly tactics tackle labor abuses at Malaysia factories", 22 June 2019...

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24 June 2019

NGO to support former mine workers from Botswana who suffered health complications working in So. African mining companies

Author: APA News

‘Botswana NGO mobilises ex-miners against S/Africa companies’ 13 June 2019...

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