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Migrant workers endure unhealthy living conditions & inadequate nourishment

Migrant workers endure unhealthy living conditions & inadequate nourishment

India - Five other migrant workers, all from Bihar, dwell in the same cramped room as Ratan Kumar, a worker from Jamalpur in the Khagaria area of Bihar. He works on a building site in

Indonesia takes action to protect migrant workers from ‘hell’

Indonesia takes action to protect migrant workers from ‘hell’

Indonesia - In response to a report by an advocacy organization that claimed the detainees were being held in "hellish" conditions, the Indonesian government has decided to hasten the repatriation of illegal migrant laborers imprisoned

Migrant laborers threaten to halt work on garbage segregation

Migrant laborers threaten to halt work on garbage segregation

India - On Thursday, more than 100 migrant worker families who were residing in a colony at Thubarahalli in Varthur protested what they claimed were forcible evictions by the authorities. The workers referred to the

St. Catharines to consult migrant workers on transportation planning

St. Catharines to consult migrant workers on transportation planning

Canada - Blanca Islas Perez was immediately transported back to the 1990s when she learned of Fermin Soto Sanchez's passing in St. Catharines, Ontario, earlier this month. After her husband passed away, she started working

Leamington honors its employees by holding first Migrant Worker Day

Leamington honors its employees by holding first Migrant Worker Day

Canada - On Sunday, a local band performed live music to commemorate the first-ever Migrant Worker Day in the area. The aroma of Jamaican and Mexican food filled the air at Leamington's Seacliff Park. The

North American Cities Rise Up to Fair Worker Rights for Future FIFA World Cup

North American Cities Rise Up to Fair Worker Rights for Future FIFA World Cup

United States - Keeping in mind the way labor exploitation issues have been rampant in sport events being organized, some 16 cities have come together to set down guidelines for fair working conditions of support

Migrant workers: Day out is a boost to mental health

Migrant workers: Day out is a boost to mental health

Singapore - Migrant workers flocked to well-known spots in droves as restrictions limiting their movement were largely eased on Sunday. They claimed that the day out with friends had improved their mental health. Many people

Lebanon Still Lacks Laws To Protect Migrant Workers  

Lebanon Still Lacks Laws To Protect Migrant Workers  

Lebanon - Workers have been tortured in Lebanon in a recent news that has gone viral on the social media. The cherry pickers were beaten down by their employer for seeking mercy while they were

Bengali workers assist as Malayalis leave the paddy fields

Bengali workers assist as Malayalis leave the paddy fields

Bangladesh - When getting ready for the day's labor at a paddy field in Kuthanur, Thufan, 23, from Murshidabad in West Bengal, wears a T-shirt with the words "Palakkadan Karshaka Munnettam" written on it. He

Migrant worker writes ‘false statements’ on Facebook: MOM

Migrant worker writes ‘false statements’ on Facebook: MOM

Singapore - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Wednesday that a long-time migrant worker whose work permit was not renewed had made earlier false claims in a Facebook post that might have incited workers

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