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12 June 2019

African trade unions urge government action on fair recruitment as cases of migrant labour exploitation in the Gulf increase

A study from the organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC–Africa), the umbrella body of all Trade Unions in Africa, found workers had experienced a range of abuses including unscrupulous recruitment agencies and fees, a lack of...

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4 June 2019

Major tuna brands failing to tackle slavery in Pacific supply chains – report

Author: Kate Hodal, the Guardian

3 June 2019...

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3 June 2019

Govt. of Pakistan blacklists recruitment agents after 25 migrant workers exploited and stranded in UAE

The Pakistan government has taken action against what has been called a "fake visa and recruitment scam network [with] deep roots in Pakistan". Reports surfaced of 25 men recruited to work as security guards in Dubai by fraudulent recruiters operating...

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1 June 2019

Myanmar: Agencies victimise workers by sending them to Thailand without guarantee of getting jobs

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Unscrupulous employment agencies prey on workers despite agreements", 28 May 2019 ...A licensed agency and the MoU system are no guarantees that you can secure the job you apply for. Migrant rights groups said many workers have been victimised ...

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28 May 2019

Qatar: Public sector institutions pledge to support fair recruitment of migrant workers through procurement procedures

Author: ILO

"Public sector clients pledge action to foster fair recruitment", 21 May 2019...

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16 May 2019

Israel: Complaints by migrant workers in the construction and the agricultural sectors soared in 2018

Author: EYTAN HALON, The Jerusalem Post

REPORT: COMPLAINTS BY MIGRANT WORKERS SOARED IN 2018", May 16th 2019 ...

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13 May 2019

India: Illegal recruitment agencies answer high demand in Telangana, leaving thousands of migrant workers open to Gulf labour abuse

Author: Charan Teja, The News Minute

"Despair in search of livelihood: the saga of the Telangana Gulf migration", 10 May 2019...

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13 May 2019

Indian Embassy launches social media campaign warning workers against travel to the UAE on tourist visas peddled by rogue recruiters

Author: Ramola Talwar Badam, The National (UAE)

"Embassy shares sorrow of Indian workers lured to UAE by devious recruitment agents", 9 May 2019...

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8 May 2019

Pakistan: Government inaction over unregulated recruitment agents leaves migrant workers to the Gulf vulnerable to exploitation, forced drug trafficking

Author: Mustafa Qadri (Equidem Research and Consulting), Rumsha Shahzad, Muhammad Usman (Justice Project Pakistan)

"Through the Cracks: The Exploitation of Pakistani Migrant Workers in the Gulf Recruitment Regime", Apr 2019...

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7 May 2019

Lebanon: The minister of Labor vows to tackle the sponsorship system and the rule-breaking recruitment agencies trapping migrant workers

Author: Richard Hall, The independent

"How migrant workers have become victims of ‘modern slavery’ in Lebanon", 2nd of May 2019...

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