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Al Jazeera: Italy’s Sikh slaves

August 21st, 2020|

A 25-minute film about migrant workers on Italian farms: their wages, immigration status, payments to "gang-masters", despair and suicide.

Covid-19 update: India and Bangladesh

July 14th, 2020|

Covid-19 stats from India and Bangladesh don't look good. Expect ti to remain difficult to bring workers from there. That means those who are already here should be allowed to stay.

How many employers are there?

May 4th, 2020|

Here's a figure: There are 66,000 employers of S-Pass and Work Permit holders as at April 2020. And workers with bank accounts now number 521,000, which seems to be 77.5%. Numbers exclude FDWs.

Covid-19 cases explode in Qatar

April 28th, 2020|

Covid-19 cases rise dramatically in Qatar in April 2020. Majority said to be from among "expatriates" -- a term that includes low-wage migrant workers packed densely in worker accommodation.