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Nepal Government finally begins issuing labor licenses to migrant workers

Nepal Government finally begins issuing labor licenses to migrant workers

Since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Jan, many migrant workers that were left with no job and no savings abroad decided to return to Nepal. Following three months of break and lockdown measures,…

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Ontario farmer plea to the Fed government to help improve migrant agri-workers situation amid a pandemic

Ontario farmer plea to the Fed government to help improve migrant agri-workers situation amid a pandemic

In June, a developing number of migrant farmworkers in Ontario are trying positive for COVID-19, transforming agrarian working environments into problem areas for flare-ups in a region that keeps on observing several new cases a…

Migrant workers
Pandemic exposed Poland’s dependency on Ukrainian Migrant Labour

Pandemic exposed Poland’s dependency on Ukrainian Migrant Labour

As the coronavirus hit Poland, the government imposed strict lockdown in mid-March to curtail the spread and made arrangements for the repatriation of the Ukrainian migrant workers. Poland, which houses the largest migrant workers’ population…

Labour rights
20 corona-infected dead bodies repatriated from Qatar to Nepal, denied burial in host country

20 corona-infected dead bodies repatriated from Qatar to Nepal, denied burial in host country

On 19 June, Government of Nepal started the repatriation process of its nationals stuck in Qatar. Besides, the authorities also brought back 23 dead bodies of Nepalese migrant workers from abroad who died of the…

Migrant workers
Coronavirus outbreak in Michigan linked to migrant workers in farms

Coronavirus outbreak in Michigan linked to migrant workers in farms

Past few weeks have seen a surge in positive coronavirus cases being detected in Michigan. The data indicates this rise to be linked to higher cases being detected among migrant workers employed in the farms…

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ILO’s latest report says over 55 million domestic workers facing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic

ILO’s latest report says over 55 million domestic workers facing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic

As per the latest International Labor Organization (ILO), around 55 million domestic workers are at risk of getting their income cut or lose their job due to the coronavirus lockdown. In the month of February,…

Migrant workers
Italy to regularize thousands of migrant workers

Italy to regularize thousands of migrant workers

In Italy, the debate on the regularization of immigrant workers starts today. From June 16th, the discussion on Decree 34/2020 “Relaunch” will come to the heart of the Budget Committee in Parliament. The Italian parliamentarians…

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10,000 illegal immigrants in Italy to be issued passports – Sri Lanka embassy

10,000 illegal immigrants in Italy to be issued passports – Sri Lanka embassy

The Sri Lankan Embassy to Rome is all set to issue regular passports for 10,000 Sri Lankan nationals who have illegally immigrated to Italy. This decision was taken after Italy granted amnesty to all the…

Work life balance
Teamwork crucial to sustaining work-life equilibrium

Teamwork crucial to sustaining work-life equilibrium

The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the state of equilibrium between people’s professional and personal life, in other words, work-life balance, across all sectors. However, it is never too late to ensure stability between work and…

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CDC and the U.S. Dept of Labor’s OSHA issues Guidance to Support Agriculture Workers in Covid-19 Pandemic

CDC and the U.S. Dept of Labor’s OSHA issues Guidance to Support Agriculture Workers in Covid-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gave the direction that incorporates prescribed actions to protect agriculture laborers from the coronavirus.  The prevention and control of Covid-19 at the agricultural worksites,…