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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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Article
18 July 2019

Pakistan: Govt. enforces employment code, blacklists recruiters for exploitative labour practices

Author: Khaleej Times (UAE)

"12 foreign recruitment firms barred from hiring Pakistani workers", 8 Jul 2019...

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Article
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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Story
15 July 2019

Malaysia: Investigation reveals forced labour & migrant worker abuses at factories producing for electronics brands; Incl. co. responses

In June 2019, an investigation by Danwatch revealed abuses faced by migrant workers working at Malaysian factories producing components for major electronics brands and their customers, including Infineon, Possehl, ST Micro, NXP, Panasonic, Toshiba, N...

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Article
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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Article
11 July 2019

China: Free online platform to reduce illegal domestic worker recruitment fees extends to Macau

Author: Nelson Moura, Macau Independent

"Domestic workers free online recruitment agency HelperChoice to cover Macau in September", 10 July 2019...

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Company response
11 July 2019

NXP's response

Author: NXP

...It is important to note that NXP is not a direct customer of Possehl. However, NXP does have a few products that contain materials that have been sourced from Possehl through sub-tier suppliers....

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Report
11 July 2019

Turkey: Concerns raised over health impacts of chemical use in denim bleaching

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

"Potassium Permanganate Spray Report", 10 July 2019...

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Article
10 July 2019

Kenya: Migrant workers recruitment agencies' association's code of practice to ensure "members conduct business ethically"

Author: Association of Skilled Migrant Agencies of Kenya

"Association of Skilled Migrant Agencies of Kenya's code of professional practice"...

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Company non-response
10 July 2019

Texas Instruments did not respond

Author: Texas Instruments

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