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From 1 January 2021, employers must purchase insurance (at least $10,000) against the risk of the worker developing Covid-19 within 14 days of arrival.
Hasibur is suing his employer and dormitory operator for false imprisonment, following an incident in April 2020 wherein he and his roommates were locked in a room.
For wrongfully confining 3 migrant workers, a general manager was fined $9,000. The penalty under the law could have included imprisonment.
Qatar's minimum wage, Wage Protection System, dispute resolution and its Workers' Support and Insurance Fund. Not perfect, but far ahead of Singapore.
In a historic move, Qatar abolished its kafala system in August 2020. Workers can now change jobs without having to get permission from current employers.
Banned from selling to the US, Top Glove has to compensate its migrant workers, losing half of 2019 after-tax profit as a result.
The world's largest producer of palm oil has its products banned from the US because of credible evidence of labour abuses.
There's an across-the-board fall in the number of low-wage migrant workers in Singapore through the first six months of 2020. Even domestic workers.
We have kept hundreds of thousands of workers in captivity for nearly six months. This is inhuman. Numbers of Covid-19 cases don't justify this anymore.