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A black Xmas for Italian workers

A black Xmas for Italian workers

It is a black Christmas for Italian workers, especially those in the entertainment, health, and catering sectors. The new measures, announced by the government to stem the coronavirus pandemic, risk closing many businesses after they…

Migrant workers
The effects of COVID-19 on migrant workers

The effects of COVID-19 on migrant workers

The Coronavirus is still negatively affecting societies and markets worldwide. In particular, the economic and health-related barriers mostly concern foreign workers overseas. Because of travel limitations, migrant workers in foreign countries are often losing their…

Human rights
UN pushes for momentum to end violence against women that increased amid pandemic

UN pushes for momentum to end violence against women that increased amid pandemic

The secretary-general of the United Nations António Guterres gave the call for action during a virtual meeting on Wednesday to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and to begin the…

Migrant workers
No lockdown in Palestine, too many commuter workers in Israel

No lockdown in Palestine, too many commuter workers in Israel

In these days, along with Israel, the Palestinian Authority is also fighting its battle against the Coronavirus. According to Haaretz, the government of President Abu Mazen has decided not to resort to a new lockdown…

Migrant workers
Pakistani migrant workers struggle to survive after lockdown

Pakistani migrant workers struggle to survive after lockdown

Thousands of Pakistani migrant workers lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the virus in the Gulf countries has forced thousands of Pakistani workers to return home…

Work life balance
Post-pandemic future of work-life balance

Post-pandemic future of work-life balance

People’s perspectives about work-life balance have always been divided. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has reimagined the way we work blurring the line between work and life. Several questions are being raised about the changing dynamics…

Migrant workers
Indian Government has not documented migrant workers’ deaths

Indian Government has not documented migrant workers’ deaths

Responding to a question in the parliament, the Centre said it didn’t have any data on the number of migrant workers who had died since the lockdown and so couldn’t compensate them. As the Monsoon…

Migrant workers
New COVID-19 clusters surface in Singapore’s crowded migrant dormitories

New COVID-19 clusters surface in Singapore’s crowded migrant dormitories

While the city-state had relaxed lockdown rules for much of the population, low paid migrant workers have largely been confined to their cramped accommodations. Nearly 95% of the more than 57,000 coronavirus cases in Singapore…

Embassies
Indian Embassy announces Vande Bharat Mission ‘phase 5’ to evacuate stranded Indian Nationals

Indian Embassy announces Vande Bharat Mission ‘phase 5’ to evacuate stranded Indian Nationals

The Government of India’s ”Vande Bharat” mission aiming at evacuating Indian nationals stranded abroad as attributable to restrictions on air travel, has begun on August 1. More flights will be conducted from many nations to…

Labour rights
Haryana State Govt. decides to link all contract workers with Haryana Udhyam Memorandum

Haryana State Govt. decides to link all contract workers with Haryana Udhyam Memorandum

The Haryana government has decided to link all registered websites, organizations, industries, which are employing contract workers and labor contractors to Haryana Udhyam Memorandum (HUM) within six months. This website will have the database of…