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19 November 2018

Cypriot construction firm allegedly failed to pay wages of thousands of employees in Saudi Arabia and Oman

J&P Overseas has reportedly failed to pay over 6,000 workers in Saudi Arabia and Oman several months' worth of salaries, after being liquidated. J&P Overseas has also allegedly failed to renew its employees' work permits, leaving them unable to...

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19 November 2018
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Défenseurs des droits humains : l’ONU met la pression sur les multinationales », 16 novembre 2018...

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19 November 2018

Malaysia: investigation finds recruitment fees charged to migrant workers in Samsung's supply chain

A report from The Guardian reveals recruitment fees charged to migrant workers, and the withholding of workers' passports, at Samsung's suppliers in Malaysia. Workers are reportedly afraid to speak out about their working conditions, for fear of...

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19 November 2018

Samsung's response

Author: Samsung

 "Samsung Electronics’ reply to the Guardian article (November 8th 2018) on Malaysia"...

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12 November 2018

Saudi construction firm promises to pay overdue wages and travel costs of stranded Filipino workers

Author: Jack Ball, ConstructionWeekOnline

"Saudi Arabia ensures Filipino staff paid after Azmeel 'lock-out'", 25 October 2018...

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12 November 2018

UAE: Hundreds of construction workers protest delayed wages

Author: Haneen Dajani, The National (UAE)

"Police defuse labourers' strike on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island", 11 November 2018...

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10 November 2018

Japan: Foreign labourer ‘interns’ testify to violations at gathering at parliament

Several migrant labourers in Japan under the Technical Internship Trainee Programme (TITP) gave testimony at a gathering at parliament on the human rights abuses they had faced. One Vietnamese ‘intern’ stated he had been promised he would be trained in...

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8 November 2018

Investigation finds recruitment fees paid by migrant workers in Samsung's supply chain in Malaysia

Author: The Guardian

"Samsung should try imagining a world where big firms respect workers", 8 November 2018 Two years ago, I travelled to Malaysia to investigate the treatment of...foreign migrants working at Samsung. Samsung...announced improved guidelines for the recru...

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8 November 2018

USA: California State Teachers’ Retirement System divests from for-profit prison companies GEO Group & Core Civic

In November 2018, the Teachers’ Retirement Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System voted to divest from CoreCivic and GEO Group, two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private prisons. CoreCivic and GEO Group had been accused...

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5 November 2018

Oman: Trade union receives over 400 labour complaints per year, mostly involving salary delays

Author: Times of Oman

"400 complaints in a year - and most about salaries: Trade Union", 5 November 2018...

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