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19 July 2019

India: Govt. records 77,155 labour abuse allegations by migrant workers in the Gulf between 2016-2019

The Indian government has released figures detailing the numbers of allegations of labour abuse it has received from migrant workers to the Gulf countries in the four years between 2016 and 2019. 77,155 complaints were made to embassies and consulates...

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16 July 2019

UAE: Indian Govt. set to intervene in case of 18 Indian workers stranded for four months without pay

Author: Times of India

"Dharmendra Pradhan seeks S Jaishankar's help for repatriation of 18 Odia workers from Dubai", 15 Jul 2019...

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12 July 2019

UAE: Construction company ordered to pay delayed wages to 30 workers, hundreds stranded in total

Author: Rory Reynolds, The National (UAE)

"Dubai construction workers win court case over unpaid wages", 11 Jul 2019...

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4 July 2019

NYU Stern publish assessment of responsible recruitment costs in Qatar construction sector

Author: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

"Less than one percent: Low-cost, responsible recruitment in Qatar Construction Sector," 29 May 2019...

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4 July 2019

Qatar: First systematic survey documents migrant workers' experience of hospitality and construction sectors

Author: Philippe Fargues, Nasra M. Shah & Imco Brouwer - Gulf Labour Markets and Migration (GLMM)

"Working and living conditions of low-income migrant workers in the hospitality and construction sectors in Qatar: A survey among migrant workers through focus group discussions", 2019...

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4 July 2019

UAE: Hundreds of Reem Island construction workers strike over unpaid wages

Author: Haneen Dajani, The National

"Hundreds of Abu Dhabi labourers refuse to work in wage dispute", 4 Jul 2019...

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3 July 2019

UAE: Unpaid workers receive wages after intervention of mobile labour court

Author: Ismail Sebugwaawo, Khaleej Times

"UAE mobile court makes employer pay workers' salaries on the spot ", 1 Jul 2019...

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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: Remaining seafarers aboard abandoned MV Tamim Aldar waiting on unpaid wages for over two years

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 2016....

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