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International retail industries fail to protect garment workers’ rights in Asia

International retail industries fail to protect garment workers’ rights in Asia

In Asia, millions of garment workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus lockdowns hit the global retail industry. Big brands like Primark, Zara, and H&M are failing to protect their garment workers’ rights, says the…

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Singapore Neglects Migrant Workers In Covid-19 Times

Singapore Neglects Migrant Workers In Covid-19 Times

Thousands of low paid migrant workers in Singapore are now reportedly suffering from mental health issues.  Most of them have been confined to dormitories with low levels of sanitization and airing facilities. There has been…

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Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

Coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic impact around the globe and hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers are at the receiving end of the crisis. From Asia to Africa, migrants working overseas, particularly in developing countries,…

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Bangladesh ranks among worst countries to work in due to meagre labour rights

Bangladesh ranks among worst countries to work in due to meagre labour rights

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has ranked Bangladesh among the 10 worst countries to work in where there is absolutely no guarantee of labour rights, for fourth consecutive year since 2017. The Global Rights…

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Malaysia needs to address its labour rights issues, say Labour rights experts

Malaysia needs to address its labour rights issues, say Labour rights experts

Following Malaysian government decision to cease the recruitment of foreign workers, the labour rights activists and advocates are urging the government now to address the labour rights issues in the country. Due to the high…

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38 Bangladeshi Migrants killed by Human Traffickers in Libya; Bangladeshi Embassy struggles to retrieve bodies

38 Bangladeshi Migrants killed by Human Traffickers in Libya; Bangladeshi Embassy struggles to retrieve bodies

In a gunfight on Thursday, 42 migrants, including 38 Bangladeshis were killed by human traffickers in Libya. The incident took place in Mizdah, about 180 kilometers from the capital of Libya, Tripoli. These workers were…

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COVID Crisis: Garment workers in Bangladesh live through multiple challenges

COVID Crisis: Garment workers in Bangladesh live through multiple challenges

The life of hundreds of garment factory workers in Bangladesh has changed drastically since the outbreak of COVID19. The crisis poses a health risk to them. It is also a severe blow to their income…

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Workers Sacked For Being Part Of Worker Unions  In Pandemic Times

Workers Sacked For Being Part Of Worker Unions In Pandemic Times

What does it feel like to be thrown out of work on the pretext of layoffs due to cost cutting in corona virus times?  It feels like cowardice and bad manipulation by the ones in…

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Qatar Marginalise Migrant Population Even Amidst Corona Virus

Qatar Marginalise Migrant Population Even Amidst Corona Virus

Migrant workers are worst hit especially in Gulf countries that are not willing to take care of them, even in the trying times of corona virus. Reports are coming in that low wage migrant workers…

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Is Internet Lockdown Justified In India and Bangladesh?

Is Internet Lockdown Justified In India and Bangladesh?

According to the Human Rights Watch, India has imposed an Internet restriction on certain states of the country, which is gross violation of civilian human rights.  In an attempt to curb communal unrest that is…

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