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On May 22, Trade Unions in India to protest against changes in labor law

On May 22, Trade Unions in India to protest against changes in labor law

In a joint articulation, the trade unions stated, under the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, consistently the legislature is taking either choice to attack the workers and the general people…, who are as of now…

Labour rights
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…

Embassies
Indian opens registrations for Indians stranded in US, UK, Malaysia, UAE and Iran

Indian opens registrations for Indians stranded in US, UK, Malaysia, UAE and Iran

The Indian government finally came to the rescue of lakhs of its citizens stranded in US, UK, Malaysia, UAE and Iran. On Monday, the government announced that the repatriation process would start from May 7…

Labour rights
Plight of Tea Plantation Workers Hits a New Low With Pandemic Lockdown

Plight of Tea Plantation Workers Hits a New Low With Pandemic Lockdown

The corona virus induced nation wide lockdown has affected the labour class and daily wage workers in the most unprecedented way. The Dooar region in foothills of Himalayas, stretching from West Bengal to the Dhansiri…

Migrant workers
Migrant Workers Break Into Protests

Migrant Workers Break Into Protests

Migrant workers are the worst hit in India as the lockdown has taken away their only source of income-daily work.  Many who are stranded are now protesting under anxiety that they should be allowed to…

Human rights
How Should Sex Workers Fend For Themselves In A Lockdown Situation?

How Should Sex Workers Fend For Themselves In A Lockdown Situation?

Hotels were closed down in Mexico city to control the spread of Covid-19. This has left sex workers homeless and without work. Most of them worked and lived in many such hotels.  In Australia, some…

Migrant workers
World Bank: 40 million internal migrants affected, remittances to fall 23% in India

World Bank: 40 million internal migrants affected, remittances to fall 23% in India

The COVID-19 lockdown in multiple countries has brought economic activities to a standstill, which has largely impacted the migrant workers across the world. According to a report by the World Bank, the lockdown in India…

Migrant workers
Thousands of migrant workers in the UAE feel abandoned by their governments amid the coronavirus

Thousands of migrant workers in the UAE feel abandoned by their governments amid the coronavirus

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, MoHRE, announced last week that it is studying measures to take with regards to current labour relations with partner countries refusing to cooperate with evacuation…

Migrant workers
How Lack Of Facilities Is Pushing Migrant Workers Out Of Quarantine Centres

How Lack Of Facilities Is Pushing Migrant Workers Out Of Quarantine Centres

Millions of displaced Indians, who had left their villages to come to cities for work, have now fled the cities due to lack of work, owing to the government imposed lockdown.  Many of them have…

Migrant workers
Coronavirus: How migrant workers in India walked miles to reach home amid lockdown

Coronavirus: How migrant workers in India walked miles to reach home amid lockdown

On 23 March, a nationwide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of Covid-19. Due to which many migrant laborers in India were suddenly jobless and stranded.  After the coronavirus…