Category: Migrant Labor

Malaysia Migrant Labor Nepal

Malaysia flouts own law on migrants’ trade union rights

Malaysian authorities are found to have been violating their own law in not allowing migrant workers any trade union membership. Although the Malaysian Employment Act, 1955 guarantees all workers, including migrant workers, the right to join a trade union, immigration authorities and local employers are systematically preventing the migrant workers from being a part of […]

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Migrant Labor Sri Lanka

New trends, old concerns

Migration management is in the spotlight; 1.8 million Sri Lankans are currently working abroad, vast majority, women; “Action Plan” on the return and reintegration of migrant workers; Bilateral agreement ensures a standard contract. With a boom in the construction industry in the Middle East since 2012, Sri Lanka appears to have changed its migration trend- […]

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Migrant Labor Sri Lanka

Migrants are not criminals: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants

In an exclusive interview, Francois Crépeau, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants and a Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, Montréal, where he holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, noted with concern that there had been a trend among ethnic minorities of taking […]

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Migrant Labor Sri Lanka

UN: Sri Lanka should protect migrants from abuse

With nearly 2 million of its citizens working abroad and their remittances providing the island’s largest single source of foreign exchange, the protection of Sri Lankan migrants is an urgent issue, according to the U.N.. Abuse of workers abroad and reports about the mistreatment of migrants captured by Australian authorities at sea mean there is […]

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