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Article
30 March 2020

As pandemic restricts travel and work, internet restrictions block Gulf migrant workers from contacting families

Author: Burhan Wazir, Coda Story

"Foreign workers in the Gulf can't call home during coronavirus crisis," 27 Mar 2020...

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30 March 2020

Bahrain: Govt. urges companies to ensure workers can socially distance within labour accommodation

Author: Raji Unnikrishnan, GDN Online (Bahrain)

"New safety rules for labour camps," 30 Mar 2020...

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Report
30 March 2020

Bangladesh: Survey of garment factories reveals a million workers fired or temporarily suspended without pay or severance, as retailers cancel orders & refuse to pay for goods produced amid pandemic

Author: Center for Global Workers’ Rights & Worker Rights Consortium

"ABANDONED? THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WORKERS AND BUSINESSES AT THE BOTTOM OF GLOBAL GARMENT SUPPLY CHAINS", 27 March 2020...

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Article
30 March 2020

Cambodia & Southeast Asia: Thousands of migrant workers lose their job as Thailand's economy shuts down due to Thai govt.'s measures to curb Covid-19 spread

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Unemployed Southeast Asian Migrants in Thailand Struggle as COVID-19 Shuts Down Economy", 25 March 2020...

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Article
30 March 2020

Cambodia: About 200 garment workers protest after factory owners suspend them without due compensation

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times

"Suspended factory workers demand partial pay", 30 March 2020...

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Article
30 March 2020

Cambodia: Labour rights groups say 80,000 workers in entertainment service sector lose their job as govt. shuts down enterprises to curb Covid-19 spread

Author: Matt Blomberg, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Cambodia's coronavirus curbs leave karaoke workers in limbo", 27 March 2020...

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Article
30 March 2020

Cambodia: Sesan ethnic communities restart their lives two years after being affected by Sesan II dam development project

Author: Narin Sun, VOA

"Two Years on, Sesan’s Ethnic Communities Attempt to Restart Their Lives", 30 March 2020...

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Article
30 March 2020

Ethiopia: Mursi tribesmen recall imprisonment, torture & land-grabbing by state agents who allegedly protect Chinese-run sugar plantations & refineries

Author: Roc Morin, Vice (USA)

"Kidnapping, Torture, and Stolen Land: The Brutal Reality of Ethiopia's New Sugar Wars"...

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Article
30 March 2020

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights highlights human & labour rights implications of COVID-19

Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

"Fundamental rights implications: COVID-19 pandemic", 27 March 2020...

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Story
30 March 2020

FIFA lawsuit (re migrant workers, Qatar)

Snapshot: In December 2016, two trade union organizations, and a Bangladeshi worker filed a lawsuit in Switzerland against FIFA. They allege FIFA’s complicity in the alleged abuse of migrant workers in Qatar. In January 2017, the Swiss courts dismisse...

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