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27 April 2017

New study examines the business drivers behind the exploitative recruitment of migrant labour for the Gulf construction industry

A new study released by the Centre for Business and Human Rights reveals the involvement of Gulf-based construction companies in the financial exploitation faced by migrant workers throughout the recruitment process. The report, "Making Workers Pay:...

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22 April 2017

Qatar: Growing job change requests from migrants who complete 5 years’ work, following reforms on migrants’ ability to change jobs

Author: Sanaullah Ataullah, The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Typing centres see rise in job change requests", 17 Apr 2017...

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22 April 2017

Qatar: Wage protection system allows companies to limit working hours, offer weekly day of rest

Author: Sanaullah Ataullah, The Peninsula (Qatar)

"WPS helps reduce hours long duty of workers", 29 Mar 2017...

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22 April 2017

UAE: Construction of Dubai Expo 2020 set to peak next year with 43,000 workers

Author: Parag Deulgaonkar, Arabian Business (UAE)

"Video: Construction activity to peak at Dubai Expo site from 2018", 4 Apr 2017...

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21 April 2017

UAE: New initiative requires companies to provide housing for low-waged migrant workers

Author: Parag Deulgaonkar, Arabian Business (UAE)

"Abu Dhabi to roll out housing plan for low salary workers", 20 Apr 2017...

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19 April 2017

Qatar: New survey says Qataris believe 2022 FIFA World Cup will improve rights, welfare of migrant workers

Author: Mohammed Osman, The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Qatar 2022 will improve living conditions of expats: Survey", 16 Apr 2017...

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27 March 2017

UK: New charter aims to tackle modern slavery in construction supply chains

Author: Damien Carr, Building 4 Change (UK)

"New charter aims to eradicate modern slavery", 22 March 2017...

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22 March 2017

Qatar: 5196 workers change jobs under new law

Author: The Peninsula (Qatar)

"5,196 workers change jobs under new law", 17 March 2017...

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21 March 2017

Qatar under scrutiny at ILO for forced labour, treatment of migrant workers

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20 March 2017

Qatar: Employers encouraged not to terminate workers on leave

Author: The Peninsula (Qatar)

"Employers urged not to terminate employees on leave", 3 March 2017...

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