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12 February 2019

Canada: 43 Mexicans forced to work as cleaners by alleged traffickers for low pay & live in squalid conditions

Author: Muriel Draaisma, CBC News

"Police in Ontario free 43 Mexicans brought to Canada by alleged human traffickers," 11 Feb 2019...

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29 January 2019

USA: Up to 1 million contract workers have no guarantee of back pay for their work during 35-day govt. shutdown

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14 January 2019

UK: Police for the first time obtain court order to safeguard against human trafficking at local car wash

Author: Cambs Times

‘Police obtain court order to safeguard against human trafficking at Fenland car wash’, 11 Jan 2019...

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17 December 2018

Germany: Migrant & refugee workers are an enrichment for economy, says business chief

Many among the more than one million people who arrived in Germany as migrants or refugees since 2015 are integrating speedily through work, the head of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), a key business group, said, urging...

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14 December 2018
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Author: Spiegel Online

"Zahl der Arbeitsmigranten steigt auf 164 Millionen", 5 Dezember 2018...

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12 December 2018

Hong Kong: Oxfam HK Living Wage Report puts forth first local living wage rate at HK$54.7/hour

"Oxfam announced its Hong Kong Living Wage Report today, which put forth the first local living wage rate: HK$54.7/hour. The agency is now calling on the government and employers who are able to pay their employers a living wage, as the current minimum...

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10 September 2018

Australia: Woolworths agrees to audit cleaning contractors annually and rectify underpayments

Author: Ewin Hannan, The Australian

"Woolies to audit contract cleaners to stop exploitation of workers", 29 August 2018...

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6 August 2018

UK: Outsourced cleaners to strike; allege public institutions fail to hold private co's to account for not paying living wage

Author: Tom Wall, The Observer

"Cleaners to strike in first action by UK’s low-paid ‘army’", 5 August 2018...

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4 August 2018

Australia: Cleaners' union launches legal action seeking AUD$1 million from Spotless for underpayment of wages

Author: Ewin Hannan, The Australian

"[AUD]$1m penalty sought for Spotless contracting pay 'scam'", 26 July 2018...

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30 July 2018

Australia: Cleaners in Woolworths' labour supply chain 'systematically ripped off' - hearing

Author: ABC News

"Senators tear into Woolworths over its contract cleaners being 'systematically ripped off'", 26 July 2018...

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