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25 May 2020

Nepal: Recruitment agencies request govt to return guarantee deposits paid to obtain operation licenses amid labour migration fallout

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, The Kathmandu Post

"Recruiting agencies want their guarantee amount back as their business is affected due to Covid-19", 26 May 2020...

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28 April 2020

UAE: Report alleges Accor workers pushed further into recruitment debt as hotel work dries up; incl. co. response

In April 2020, The Guardian reported on the case of two migrant workers who were working at Accor managed hotels in the United Arab Emirates. The workers stated that the company is holding their last month of pay while they face uncertainty during the...

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6 April 2020
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Author: Reporterre et CGT (France)

« Amazon mis en demeure par l'Inspection du travail », 6 avril 2020...

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3 April 2020

Thailand: Patagonia works with supplier to refund recruitment fees illegally charged to migrant workers

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

“Thai clothing factory compensates exploited migrant workers”, 03 April 2020...

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2 April 2020
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Author: Ouest France

« Coronavirus. Après le décès d'un employé chez FedEx Roissy, les agences d'intérim retirent leurs salariés », 31 mars 2020...

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1 April 2020

Malaysia: Medical glove manufacturers see surge in orders due to COVID-19, amid forced labour concerns

Rubber glove manufacturers in Malaysia - the world's biggest producer of medical gloves - are reporting a surge in orders from Europe and the US as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including firms previously linked to exploitation of migrant workers...

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11 March 2020

UAE: Employers & recruiters accused of colluding in use of tourist visas to trap Indian workers in abusive jobs

Author: Al Khaleej Today

Exploitative employers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are increasingly using tourist visas to hire Indians in a scam that leaves migrants open to labor abuse, police and activists said. Indian migrants on visit visas – quicker and cheaper to obtain...

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5 March 2020

Ethiopia: Recruitment agents complicit in exploitation of children as domestic workers

Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Ethiopia's enslaved child maids seek solace at night school"...

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5 March 2020

Uganda: Govt. suspends six labour recruitment agencies over malpractices, including overcharging migrant workers

Author: The Independent (Uganda)

"Gender ministry suspends six Ugandan labour recruitment firms"...

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25 February 2020

UK retailers announce package of support to drive responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains

Author: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit

"PRESS RELEASE: Retailers unite in mission to drive the responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains", 25 February 2020...

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