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12 May 2020

Europe: COVID-19 fuels tensions over migrant farm labour as concerns over exploitation & inadequate safeguards grow

Author: Rory Carroll, Sam Jones, Lorenzo Tondo, Kate Connolly & Kit Gillet - The Guardian

"Covid-19 crisis stokes European tensions over migrant labour", 11 May 2020...

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12 May 2020
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In Deutschland entwickeln sich Schlachthöfe zu sog. "Corona-Hotspots": Anfang Mai wurden laut WDR knapp 200 Fälle unter Westfleisch-Mitarbeitern in Coesfeld nachgewiesen, im April wurde bei mehr als 200 Mitarbeiter eines Schlachtbetrieb in Baden...

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12 May 2020

Qatar: Govt. inspections find companies continue to violate health & safety measures to curb Covid-19 spread

Author: The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Qatar Labour Ministry reports 8 companies for violations of occupational safety and health requirements," 11 May 2020...

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11 May 2020

UAE: Gasco Co. allegedly fails to provide healthcare as police urge employers to meet COVID-19 obligations

In April 2020, an Indian worker employed by Gasco Co. made a plea for assistance on social media, alleging that he was suffering coronavirus-like symptoms but that he had not received help from his employer....

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11 May 2020

UAE: Social workers step in to source housing & health care for migrant workers tested Covid-19 positive

Author: Rejimon Kuttappan, The Lede (India)

"COVID-19 positive migrants in UAE get no medical help," 8 Apr 2020...

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5 May 2020

Covid-19 crisis highlights "exploitative" labour system for Gulf migrant workers

Author: Sebastian Castelier, Asia Times

"Who is to blame for Gulf's deserted labor force?" 5 May 2020...

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4 May 2020

Amnesty recommendations for Gulf businesses & govts. aim to improve workers' access to rights after COVID-19

Author: Amnesty International

"COVID-19 makes Gulf countries' abuse of migrant workers impossible to ignore," 30 Apr 2020...

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4 May 2020

Gulf workers face disproportionate hardship from Covid-19 as employers & govts. provide little support

Author: Tom Allinson, Lewis Sanders, Deutsche Welle

"Coronavirus deepens risks for migrant workers in the Gulf," 1 May 2020...

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4 May 2020

UAE: 40 Nepalis employed by Emirates Cab allegedly left under-paid without food or accommodation

40 Nepali men have allegedly been left stranded and without money after they accepted jobs as taxi drivers with Emirates Cab and the company failed to pay them as promised no provided them with accommodation....

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30 April 2020

Companies can "leverage power" to protect Gulf domestic workers under COVID-19 lockdowns, says NGO

Author: Vani Saraswathi, Migrant Rights

"Domestic workers: Bearing the brunt of invisibility, isolation and inequality," 29 Apr 2020...

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