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Punjab farmers are missing migrant workers for paddy sowing

Punjab farmers are missing migrant workers for paddy sowing

As farmers from Ajnala in Amritsar, Punjab to Shekpura in Jhajjar, Haryana are busy harvesting their crops; they are missing migrant workers. This Rabi season, when the country is under lockdown to check the outbreak…

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Indian migrant workers stranded in Nepal as West Bengal bars them from entering

Indian migrant workers stranded in Nepal as West Bengal bars them from entering

Hundreds of Indian migrant workers have been stranded on India-Nepal border, in the wait to go home, but West Bengal government has shut its door on them. WB Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee, who criticised the…

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Post criticism Singapore to build improved dormitories for Migrant workers

Post criticism Singapore to build improved dormitories for Migrant workers

Post a series of criticism and backlash by Human Rights advocates and Migrant activists over living conditions of foreign workers in cramped spaces, Singapore government has decided to build updated dormitories for the migrant workers.…

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Canadian Farms Become Hotbed For Virus Spread Amongst Migrant Workers

Canadian Farms Become Hotbed For Virus Spread Amongst Migrant Workers

A surge of migrant workers have been flocking various European countries to get back to work, at the risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus. Their personal safety has been compromised from the onset. Most businesses…

Economy
Singapore industries fear business losses with reduced migrant workforce

Singapore industries fear business losses with reduced migrant workforce

Singapore industries and business fear that loss in business opportunities and hiked prices might be looming if the migrant worker population decreases in the country. The foreign workers make the majority of workforce (almost 90%)…

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The tragedy of migrant workers in Lebanon

The tragedy of migrant workers in Lebanon

The suicide of a Filipino migrant worker in Beirut raises new doubts on the migrants’ conditions in Lebanon. In the Country, the COVID-19 restrictions measures exacerbated the economic crisis. The victim died, on May 24,…

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Lebanon Refuses To Help Migrant Workers Return Home

Lebanon Refuses To Help Migrant Workers Return Home

The life of some 2.5 million migrant workers in Lebanon hasn’t become any easier in the pandemic times. The earlier exploitation of low wages, long working hours and no labour law protection is place has…

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COVID-19: ICMR ramps up testing citing massive influx of migrants

COVID-19: ICMR ramps up testing citing massive influx of migrants

Taking into consideration the current massive movement of migrants and their return to home states, Union Health Ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended to ramp up the testing for COVID-19. States…

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Government being called for scraping off NHS surcharges for migrant workers, called as ‘moral injustice’

Government being called for scraping off NHS surcharges for migrant workers, called as ‘moral injustice’

Migrant activists and organizations are requesting the government to extend NHS surcharge waiver to all migrant workers including teachers, bus drivers and charity workers. This is after Boris Johnson government, taking a policy U- turn,…

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Nowhere to go for asylum-seekers as US-Mexico border restrictions extend, Migrants Advocates articulate

Nowhere to go for asylum-seekers as US-Mexico border restrictions extend, Migrants Advocates articulate

With the extension of travel restrictions across the South Western border of U.S. with Mexico, the asylum seekers are going to be the most affected. The migrant activists say that setting foot on the U.S.…