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3 January 2018

Nepal: Amnesty International survey documents exploitation of migrant workers by recruitment agents charging excessive, illegal fees

In December 2017, Amnesty International conducted a survey of 414 Nepali migrant workers. The results revealed that 88% reported that they paid fees to recruitment agents for their jobs overseas. Most workers also had to take out high-interest loans...

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2 January 2018

Saudi Arabia: Recruitment agents overcharge clients for recruiting migrant workers in violation of government pricing regulations

Author: Arabian Business

"Saudi recruitment agents charging 'twice as much as prices advertised'", 2 January 2017...

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20 November 2017

Human Rights Watch report says recruitment agencies complicit in exploitation of Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman & UAE, including sexual exploitation & excessive working hours

A report by Human Rights Watch on the abuse suffered by Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman & UAE says employment agencies are complicit in the workers' exploitation, including physical and sexual abuse, and excessing working conditions. It calls...

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7 November 2017

India: Deaths of workers from Telangana State in the Gulf draw attention to causes and consequences of exploitative labour migration

Author: Roli Srivastava, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Death brings home the reality of Indian workers' life in Gulf, 30 Oct 2017...

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7 November 2017

Indian workers arrested for fake documents, despite being misled by unlicensed recruitment agencies promising jobs in Kuwait

Author: Roli Srivastava, Thomson Reuters Foundation

India workers promised jobs in Kuwait arrested at airport with fake tickets,1 Nov 2017...

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3 November 2017
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Author: Punto Noticias

“Gobiernos, empresas y ONGs se vincularon en Foro sobre responsabilidad social” – 3 de noviembre de 2017...

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23 October 2017

Australia: Parliamentary inquiry told of farm worker exploitation and need for consistent cross-border labour hire regulation

Author: Sarina Locke, ABC Rural

"Debt bondage for workers in Australian horticulture akin to slavery, inquiry hears", 19 October 2017...

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17 October 2017

Australia: Woolworths agrees to back-pay underpaid workers in its labour supply chain

Author: Sarah Danckert, Sydney Morning Herald

"Woolworths trolley collectors to receive back pay", 11 October 2017...

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10 October 2017

Ethiopia: Employment agents complicit in human trafficking by giving false promises to foreign workers seeking employment in the Middle East

Author: Tom Gardner, Thomas Reuters Foundation

"Despite abuses, expelled Ethiopians hope to be smuggled back to Saudi Arabia"...

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22 September 2017
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Author: AFP

Un Français d’origine africaine ou maghrébine a plus de risque que d’autres d’être victime de discriminations lors d’une demande de crédit bancaire : c’est la conclusion d’un « testing » inédit réalisé à la demande de la ville de Villeurbanne......

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