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Labor and Unions clash with Morrison government for workers’ rights

Labor and Unions clash with Morrison government for workers’ rights

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s newly proposed industrial reforms bill has escalated a row with the Labor party and workers’ unions. The bill aimed at introducing pay cuts for workers in order to save certain…

Labour rights
Australian Federal Government new laws could mean big changes for casual workers rights

Australian Federal Government new laws could mean big changes for casual workers rights

The Australian Federal Government will present its eagerly awaited revamp of industrial relations laws motivated by the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.  Businesses would have the option to offer extra hours to part-time workers without…

Migrant workers
Malaysia faces condemnation over mistreatment of migrant workers amid rising Covid scenario

Malaysia faces condemnation over mistreatment of migrant workers amid rising Covid scenario

Of late Malaysia has faced a huge surge in the covid infection cases, mainly attributed to the migrant workers and their congested living in dormitories. In November, the South-Asian country counted a record 2,188 COVID-19…

Labour rights
Qatar: Companies fail to pay “hundreds of millions of dollars” in salaries to migrant workers

Qatar: Companies fail to pay “hundreds of millions of dollars” in salaries to migrant workers

According to a new research conducted by the human rights group Equidem, many of Qatari companies failed to pay salaries to its workers since the coronavirus outbreak, summing the total outstanding amount close to “hundreds…

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Doha must not drop the ball on workers’ rights, Amnesty warns

Doha must not drop the ball on workers’ rights, Amnesty warns

Hundreds of migrant workers employed in the construction of a stadium for the World Cup strived for up to seven months without pay. Numerous domestic workers continue to work around 16 hours a day, with…

Labour rights
Garment workers are regularly exploited at factories in South India, BBC reports

Garment workers are regularly exploited at factories in South India, BBC reports

Workers in garment factories supplying goods for big brands including Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Ralph Lauren, and Sainsbury’s have stood up against the more obscure side of the flickering fashion industry, guaranteeing “slave-type working conditions”…

Human rights
Amnesty report: Qatar domestic workers share tormenting accounts of exploitation

Amnesty report: Qatar domestic workers share tormenting accounts of exploitation

According to the new report by Amnesty International, domestic workers employed in Qatar have been pushed to limit by the absence of rest, misuse, ill-treatment, and overwork. Amnesty has spoken to 105 domestic workers who…

Labour rights
Nepali government neglects rights of India-bound migrant workers: Report

Nepali government neglects rights of India-bound migrant workers: Report

Thousands of Nepali workers migrate to countries across the every year in search for better livelihood opportunities. However, India remains the main destination for majority of Nepali workers for skilled and unskilled employment opportunities. Most…

Labour rights
H&M fined over $41 mn for its workers’ privacy

H&M fined over $41 mn for its workers’ privacy

The clothing company, H&M, was fined $41.1 million (35 million Euros) for tracking the details of ‘several hundred of its employees’ regarding their personal lives including family issues, religious beliefs, illnesses, vacations, employees’ relationships etc.…

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Workers in the United States Protest for Racial Inequality on National Strike Day

Workers in the United States Protest for Racial Inequality on National Strike Day

Many workers rallied outside the Massachusetts Statehouse and the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan to fight racism and economic inequality. An effort that organizers believed would develop into a nationwide strike, The AP reported. In…