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The FilAm photo A town hall meeting was held on Sunday, April 6, at St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst to discuss the case of Lorna Sun, a domestic worker who died of cardiac arrest and who, according to Philippine Forum, did not receive adequate
Migrants' rights activists in Indonesia welcomed on Friday the government's decision to pay $1.8 million to free one of its citizens on death row in Saudi Arabia, just days before she was to be executed for murdering her employer. Satinah, a 41-year
A migrant worker died in a traffic accident in Chongqing after traveling thousands of miles to look for her daughter who left the family to accompany an unidentified man. Gong Jinrong, who worked in Shunde, Guangdong province, traveled to Luzhou ,
Employment makes stability; by providing young people with jobs the government can prevent them from seeking trouble. That is the guiding logic of the recent official move to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in the textile industry in the
In an investigation by the Mirror it has been revealed that the oil-rich Emirate is exploiting the migrant workers by forcing them to live in squalor, drink salt water and paying them just 57p an hour. According to the Mirror, campaigners fear that
We have that debate every four years, but it's usually about money. World Cup in Qatar, the cost will not only be in dollar terms .....The International Trade Union Confederation recently released an extensive report on the working and living
Filipinos were "American nationals," the result of recent colonization, and ironically exempted from the exclusionary Immigration Act of 1924 that precluded the influx of immigrants from "Asiatic Barred Zones." Saved from the tyranny of Spain, young
A change in the sponsorship law is expected to be made by Qatari authorities soon, according to a European Parliament delegation visiting Doha. Mario David, chair of the delegation, said they had been informed of a significant change to be made in
Lack of awareness about migration rules the main reason for workers' woes. The speakers focussed on West Asia that currently hosts a large number of migrant workers, with an estimated 12.8 million people struggling to make a living in the Gulf alone.
Qatar is a country which takes no responsibility for workers. Trapped in a system of forced labour known as kafala , 1.4m migrant workersthe bulk of a population of 2.1mare not free to change jobs, leave the country or stand up for their rights.