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    In a quest for “just recovery” from pandemic, British Columbia migrants seek permanent residency

    In a quest for “just recovery” from pandemic, British Columbia migrants seek permanent residency

    A digital event on Saturday was used by migrant workers in British Columbia to rally for their “just recovery” from Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has exposed the true dependence of Canada on migrant workers and…

    Labour rights
    Qatar finally wakes up to labour reforms, convincing migrants workers to stay, could FIFA be the reason

    Qatar finally wakes up to labour reforms, convincing migrants workers to stay, could FIFA be the reason

    Last month, Qatar took a bold and progressive step introducing two new labor laws aiming at abolishing its abusive kafala system. The new laws made way for a liberal society focusing on workers’ rights. One…

    Migrant workers
    India to facilitate skills learning for migrant workers returning from cities

    India to facilitate skills learning for migrant workers returning from cities

    The government is planning to launch a skilling programme to provide employment to those who have returned to their homes due to the pandemic. The onset of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown in India…

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    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…

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    Singapore battles reemergence of covid-19 cases in migrant workers dorms

    Singapore battles reemergence of covid-19 cases in migrant workers dorms

    There were 63 new Covid-19 cases reported recently in Singapore, taking the total number of cases to 57,229. The nation is battling a reemergence of Covid-19 cases in migrant workers staying in dormitories that had…

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    Deported migrant workers from Qatar return to home countries

    Deported migrant workers from Qatar return to home countries

    As early as in March Qatar police officials dressed in plain clothes were detaining migrant workers randomly from streets, parks and markets on alleged claims of violating lockdown protocol due to coronavirus. Hundreds of such…

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    Why Migrant Workers Are Being Singled Out in Russia Again?

    Why Migrant Workers Are Being Singled Out in Russia Again?

     No one is taking onus for the downward economic spiral that is hitting Russian migrant workers. People were laid off in large numbers, especially in Russian industries that employ huge numbers of migrant workers. A…

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    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…

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    After Qatar, Lebanon takes a step towards labor reforms, Rights groups raise need for more

    After Qatar, Lebanon takes a step towards labor reforms, Rights groups raise need for more

    Almost a week after Qatar introduced labor reforms, abolishing the Kafala (Sponsorship) System, Lebanon takes first step in the same direction. Kafala System, common in Middle East, is an abusive system which binds migrant workers…

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    UN Chief highlights grave human rights abuses in migrants’ detention centres in Libya

    UN Chief highlights grave human rights abuses in migrants’ detention centres in Libya

    United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres reiterated his appeal to the Libyan government for closure of all the migrants’ detention centres which reportedly had been reduced to hub of human rights abuses. He emphasised how…