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26 November 2017
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Author: Onda Fuerteventura (España)

“La precaria situación de las kellys de Fuerteventura llega a Bruselas”, 24 de Noviembre de 2017...

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17 October 2017

Qatar: Cleaning company fails to pay migrant workers, renew visas & provide adequate housing; company evades contact

Author: Hom Karki, The Kathmandu Post

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19 September 2017

Estimated 40 million people are victims of modern slavery; women & children most affected, says new report

Research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration released during the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40...

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15 August 2017

UK: Anti-slavery watchdog finds evidence suggesting thousands of car wash workers are victims of modern slavery

Author: Martin Bagot, Mirror

Thousands of workers in hand car washes are thought to be victims of modern slavery, paid little or nothing for an 11-hour shift and forced to live in squalid accommodation. Many are trafficked into the UK on the promise of paid work before becoming...

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14 August 2017

UK: SOAS University will stop outsourcing core support services - workers to have same rights as existing employees

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9 August 2017
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Author: رحاب سعد، الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة

نشكركم على تواصلكم مع الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة بخصوص ادعاءات تقول ان الجامعة عرضت على موظفي التنظيف تسوية غير عادلة لا تأخذ في الاعتبار سنوات خدمتهم. مع اقتراب تاريخ انتهاء العقود الحالية لقرابة 200 موظف تنظيف في 31 أغسطس 2017، قررت الجامعة وبعد...

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31 July 2017

American University of Cairo cleaning staff protest nonrenewal of contracts

The American University of Cairo (AUC) will not renew contracts for 170 housekeeping and grounds cleaning staff members. Citing efficient resource management, AUC has decided to outsource campus cleaning services to two Egyptian companies. AUC’s...

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Company response
31 July 2017

American University of Cairo Response

Author: Rehab Saad, American University of Cairo (Egypt)

As the August 31, 2017 expiration date approached for the current contracts of some 200 direct-hire cleaners at AUC, after considerable exploration of alternatives, the University has contracted with two reputable Egyptian companies to provide...

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26 July 2017

Bringing facts back to Lebanon's refugee conversation

Author: Alessandra Bajec, Aljazeera

 ...[According to] demographic data from the United Nations refugee agency, more than 80 percent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are women and children. That would mean the refugee population includes only around 200,000 men, indicating that Syrian...

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11 July 2017

UK: Independent review examines implications of gig economy & sets out recommendations for workers' rights & employers' responsibilities

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