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    ILO asks Belarus to respect protesting workers and union leaders

    ILO asks Belarus to respect protesting workers and union leaders

    The government has been coming down hard on workers who are joining strikes and protests demanding fair elections. The International Labor Organization has asked that the Belarusian government release the trade unionists who were detained…

    Labour rights
    COVID-19 risks pushing garment workers into modern slavery

    COVID-19 risks pushing garment workers into modern slavery

    Much of the hard-won rights of garment workers in Asia are being squandered away due to the economic effects of the coronavirus. The latest Modern Slavery Index released by risk analytics company Verisk Maplecroft has…

    Embassies
    Beirut blast worsens conditions of Bangladeshi workers

    Beirut blast worsens conditions of Bangladeshi workers

    Already stranded due to the pandemic and the economic collapse gripping Lebanon, the blast only increased their desperation to go home. For the thousands of Bangladeshi workers stuck in Lebanon, the Beirut blast was the…

    Migrant workers
    Nepal is not prepared for the return of its migrant workers

    Nepal is not prepared for the return of its migrant workers

    Thousands of Nepalis working abroad are set to return home, having lost their jobs to the economic fallout of the pandemic. Nepal’s over-dependence on remittances from its migrant population is coming home to roost with…

    Embassies
    Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

    Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

    The cabinet has said the government will sponsor air tickets for those whose companies haven’t come forward to send them back home. With the pandemic grinding economies to a halt, it is expected that countries…

    Embassies
    Lebanon: Economic crisis worsens migrant workers’ plight

    Lebanon: Economic crisis worsens migrant workers’ plight

    Lebanon’s economic crisis worsened the plight of thousands of migrant workers, who were throwing out by their employers and had been struggling to secure repatriation flights to go back home. As Lebanese pound plunged to…

    News
    Covid-19: which categories of workers are most exposed to the risks of contagion?

    Covid-19: which categories of workers are most exposed to the risks of contagion?

    There are health workers, governments employees, public administration employees or workers at stations, airports and ports who remain in close contact with hundreds of people every day for 8-10 or even 12 hours a day.…

    Migrant workers
    Coronavirus pandemic puts millions of jobs in peril

    Coronavirus pandemic puts millions of jobs in peril

    With the maximum countries under lockdown in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the worst-hit are the workers who left their hometowns in remote villages and travelled to urban sectors in search for daily…

    News
    Hunger workers due to coronavirus response measures in Tunisia

    Hunger workers due to coronavirus response measures in Tunisia

    Measures in response to covid-19 are exacerbating the difficult economic situation of millions of workers in Tunisia. Cafes, restaurants, but above all clothing stores, commercial and industrial activities have left their employees at home while…

    Human rights
    The US State Department: workers died in Qatar as a result of harsh working conditions.

    The US State Department: workers died in Qatar as a result of harsh working conditions.

    The US State Department said that the Qatar’s’ government has not taken sufficient measures to stop violations of its workers rights, and the death of workers in Qatar as a result of harsh working conditions…