Migrant workers

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  • Fair Hiring Toolkit
    Author and date: Verité, 2011
    "This Fair Hiring Toolkit offers tools, guidance, and approaches to support the responsible recruitment and hiring ofmigrant workers in global supply chains."

 

 

 

 

 

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10 July 2020

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3 July 2020

ILO issues a brief on the impact of Covid-19 on workers in Jordan and Lebanon incl. recommendations

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1 July 2020

Qatar: NGO issues recommendations to improve access to justice for migrant workers

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"Qatar sets up a new office to implement rulings in labour cases," 30 Jun 2020...

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1 July 2020

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30 June 2020

COVID-19 highlights importance of addressing socio-economic inequalities for migrants to Middle East & No. Africa

Author: Georges Fahmi, Open Democracy

"For migrant workers in the MENA, flattening the curve of inequality is urgent," 29 Jun 2020...

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