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14 September 2019

Thailand: Employers in border areas exploit law allowing short-term contracts to evade payment of benefits due to migrant workers

Author: Penchan Charoensuthipan, Bangkok Post

"Contract rule abused to cut costs: activist", 13 September 2019...

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11 September 2019

UN rights expert calls for protection of migrant workers in Qatar

Upon concluding his nine-day visit to Qatar, UN human rights expert, Obiora C. Okafor, commended national efforts to promote “human rights-based solidarity with other States and peoples”. He also called for further action to protect migrant workers,...

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9 September 2019
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Author: Catarina Barbosa, Brasil de Fato (Brazil)

“Para obter permissão de explorar ouro no Pará, mineradora expõe dados contraditórios”, 02 de setembro de 2019...

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9 September 2019

UAE: State news agency reports labour dispute settlement involving 320 workers

On 7 September 2019, the Emirates state news agency reported the settlement of a labour dispute involving 320 workers in Abu Dhabi. According to the report, the Abu Dhabi Labour Tribunal at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department set-up a mobile court to...

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3 September 2019
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Author: Notícias de Angola (Angola)

“Pessoas com deficiência precisam de mais vagas”, 22 de agosto de 2019...

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1 September 2019

Thailand: Employers inflate registration cost for migrant workers making them vulnerable to exploitation & modern slavery

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bangkok Post

"Slavery fears rise for migrant workers", 30 August 2019...

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31 August 2019

Australia: Food delivery giant Deliveroo is sued for failure to pay the minimum wage, penalty rates & superannuation

Author: David Chau, ABC News

"Deliveroo sued by former worker who alleges exploitation and underpayment", 28 August 2019...

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31 August 2019

Laos: Migrant workers brave exploitation & unsafe working conditions in Thailand

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao Migrants Fleeing Poverty Defy Dangers to Work in Thailand", 27 August 2019...

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31 August 2019

Malaysia: Parliament starts discussion on a new law to protect domestic workers' rights

Author: Yuen Meikeng, The Star

"Maid protection law in the works", 1 September 2019...

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30 August 2019

South Korea: Hyundai reaches agreement with union and avoids strike

"No strike this year at Hyundai Motor", 28 August 2019 ...

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