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Article

15 Aug 2021

Author:
Laisa Lui, Fiji Sun

Five Bangladeshi nationals claim ill-treatment and abuse by Fiji construction company

"Bangladeshi 5 Claim Abuse, Human Rights Body Notified", 15 August 2021

Five Bangladesh nationals working at a construction company in Labasa claim they have been ill-treated by their employer for the past year.

The five have lodged their complaint with the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission. The commission’s office has confirmed receipt of the complaint.

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Speaking on behalf of the complainants, Mostafa Kamla said they came as construction workers for the company, Estate Builders, overseeing the construction of the Golden Age Home in Labasa.

...He alleged their passports were taken by their employer and their contracts reduced to one year from the initial three years.

...Estate Builders owner, Pranil Singh claimed the allegations raised by the foreign nationals were false, and that the Ministry of Employment was handling their case.