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UN agencies call to end stigma and discrimination against migrant workers and their children during COVID-19

UN agencies call to end stigma and discrimination against migrant workers and their children during COVID-19

ILO, IOM, UNICEF, UNODC and UN Womenrepresented by Jeremy Douglas, Karin Hulshof, Nenette Motus, Mohammad Naciri and Tomoko Nishimotoreleased a joint op-ed, evidencing the COVID-19 effects on most vulnerable people as migrant workers. The new…

Migrant workers
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.…

Work life balance
Working from Home – Rules for the Pandemic Edition

Working from Home – Rules for the Pandemic Edition

The COVID-19 pandemic has left more people working from home, trying to balance their work and home life. The employees are clueless on how to go about the targets and work expectations while trying to…

Labour rights
HRW report details extent of coronavirus outbreaks in Qatar central prison

HRW report details extent of coronavirus outbreaks in Qatar central prison

A new report from the Human Rights Watch (HRW) is providing the first snapshot of the extent of coronavirus outbreaks in Doha central jail, where hundreds of inmates and staff have tested positive to COVID-19.…

Human rights
Coronavirus spreads alarmingly in Qatar’s labor camps, 1600 new cases for day

Coronavirus spreads alarmingly in Qatar’s labor camps, 1600 new cases for day

Coronavirus spreads exponentially in Qatar’s labor camps, CBS reported on May 15. The Gulf country recorded 32604 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, 1632 new cases just in the last 24 hours. Most of them are…

Labour rights
California sues Uber, Lyft for stepping over labor laws and misclassifying drivers as independent contractors

California sues Uber, Lyft for stepping over labor laws and misclassifying drivers as independent contractors

The state of California sued the ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft, over violations of labor rights. The two have been accused of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees which keeps the latter from…

Work life balance
Staying Fit While Maintaining Work-Life Balance at the Time of Pandemic

Staying Fit While Maintaining Work-Life Balance at the Time of Pandemic

With all of us living in unprecedented times of pandemic and no clue of what tomorrow brings, it looks like that working from home is staying for days to come. Balancing the work life and…

Labour rights
UK Ignores Workers Safety Protocol As It Opens Industry

UK Ignores Workers Safety Protocol As It Opens Industry

Labour unions in the United Kingdom are not happy with the way the government is refusing to redefine the worker safety rules after the economy is trying to open up post a long lockdown period…

Migrant workers
Qatar reserves inhuman treatment to migrant workers during COVID-19, hundreds of Nepalese expelled and detained

Qatar reserves inhuman treatment to migrant workers during COVID-19, hundreds of Nepalese expelled and detained

Last month Qatar deported hundreds of Nepali workers, most of them building infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, under the pretext of testing them for the coronavirus, raising new fears about the fate of…

Human rights
94% of COVID-19 cases in Qatar are foreigners, daily stats show

94% of COVID-19 cases in Qatar are foreigners, daily stats show

Qatar has made promising commitments to support migrant workers during this unprecedented crisis, including earmarking funds to cover quarantined migrant workers’ wages, and setting up a hotline for grievances. But these promises have never been…

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