migrant workers
Qatar announces non-discriminatory minimum wage, changes to kafala system

The announcement includes a non-discriminatory minimum wage and end to the requirement of no objection certificate from the employer to change jobs

Workers returning from crisis-hit Gulf economies need state support back home

The Gulf countries are already forcing a large number of migrant workers to go back to their home countries

Kuwait airways foreign workers' layoffs Kuwait Airways to lay off 1,500 of its foreign employees

Foreign workers have faced renewed targeting in the Gulf region which is suffering from economic slowdown caused by falling oil prices and coronavirus-related lockdowns

Kenia Alcocer: “People are choosing between paying their rent or staying alive”

Kenia also talks about the resilience of migrant communities amid the pandemic despite being some of the most impacted.

Migrant workers in Lebanon reach agreement with waste management company

Approximately 400 migrant workers were on strike for weeks after management of the Lebanese waste management company, RAMCO, started cutting their wages and paying them in Lebanese pounds instead of the contractually obligated US dollar

No return to normality of exploitation: Migrant workers strike in Italy

Maurizio Coppola talks about the strike organized by migrant workers in Italy in response to a government proposal to temporarily regularize the statuses of some migrant workers. Migrant workers demand dignified conditions and access to rights

Migrant workers in Gulf region face heightened risk amid COVID-19 outbreak

Millions of expatriate workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries face a grim future as the number of COVID-19 cases increases and their jobs are under threat due to the economic downturn

For India’s migrant workers, the flight from COVID-19 leads to starvation

The three week lockdown imposed by the Narendra Modi government has left these workers stranded in cities without jobs and on the verge of starvation

UCL UK protests University College of London employees overwhelmingly vote to go on strike

The nearly 300 workers of the University College of London, who are outsourced, are seeking benefits on par with the in-house employees of the institution

homeless Blue sky is not roof enough

A radical protest and reaffirmation to build first for those who need shelter most is the need of the hour

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

Migrant workers in Qatar score rare victory over unpaid salaries

Following strikes by migrant workers, negotiations with the government resulted in the payment of delayed salaries and the arrest of guilty company officials.

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