Category Archives: Migrant Workers

ILO Produces Guide for Lebanon’s Domestic Workers (Migrant Rights)

ILO Produces Guide for Lebanon’s Domestic Workers
Migrant Rights
November 29, 2012

On Tuesday, the International Labor Organization (ILO) along with Lebanon’s Ministry of Labor launched an interactive web guide for migrant domestic workers. Continue reading

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Workers without Borders (The Hindu)

Workers without Borders
The Hindu
November 14, 2012

It may no longer be just anecdotal that every third person in Kerala is a migrant worker from outside the State. Along with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Kerala is experiencing a massive influx of migrant workers into its emerging urban areas and its hinterland. Continue reading

Revised rules restrict migrant workers’ rights to choose jobs (The Hankyoreh)

Revised rules restrict migrant workers’ rights to choose jobs
By Ho Seung and Jung Hwan-bong, The Hankyoreh
October 29, 2012

Nguyen, a migrant worker who moved to South Korea from Vietnam last July, would like to remain working in Korea but he can’t find a job. Nguyen, 22, will soon have to leave the country because the Act on Foreign Workers’ Employment Etc. stipulates that migrant laborers who have not worked for three consecutive months shall be forcefully deported. Nguyen is in danger of being expelled against his will because of this amendment to the internal guidelines of the Ministry of Employment and Labor made last August.  Continue reading

Grim fate of migrant workers maimed in China’s ‘black factories’ (South China Morning Post)

Grim fate of migrant workers maimed in china’s ‘black factories’
By Fiona Tam, South China Morning Post
November 21, 2012

Ou Changqun’s right arm remains crooked after seven operations to reattach her forearm, which was torn off by a steel-spring punching machine two years ago. Continue reading

Greece: Migrants Describe Fear on the Streets (HRW)

Greece: Migrants Describe Fear on the Streets
Human Rights Watch
July 10, 2012

(Athens) – The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets.  Continue reading

Immigrant Farm Workers, the Hidden Part of New York ‘s Local Food Movement (WNYC)

Immigrant Farm Workers, the Hidden Part of New York’s Local Food Movement
By Aurora Almendral
November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is the ultimate harvest holiday, and no one knows that better than the tens of thousands of farm workers who grow and harvest New York’s produce.The reality of agriculture is that a hefty percentage of the people who plant and harvest New York’s local food are immigrant workers, many of whom put themselves in danger to cross the border into the United States to work the land. Continue reading

Indonesian maids “on sale” (Global Post)

Indonesian Maids “on Sale”
By Patrick Winn, Global Post Blog
November 5, 2012

Given the economics of equatorial Southeast Asia, maids generally flow from Indonesia to Malaysia.

The former is a populous archipelago where, by World Bank standards, more than one in ten live in poverty. The latter is a mid-sized nation with an upper class strong enough to support a large market for live-in housekeepers. Continue reading