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Jan 14, 2018
MEA's orange passport plan: Rahul Gandhi says govt treating migrant workers like second-class citizensCongress president Rahul Gandhi attacked the BJP-led Union government over reports that passports may no longer serve as the holder's address proof, saying the decision shows the ruling party's "discriminatory mindset"
Dec 18, 2017
International Migration Day: Not just tweets, MEA must safeguard Indian migrants from trafficking, push for rehabilitationUnskilled migrant workers are duped, trafficked and exploited in all stages of migration. The Indian govt needs to focus on their safety, rehabilitation.
Oct 27, 2017
Qatar steps up efforts to protect migrant workers' rights, but activists are not celebrating just yetThe Qatari government is initiating wide-ranging reforms in its labour system to protect and respect migrant workers’ rights. Migrant workers constitute 88 percent of the population there.
Sep 14, 2017
Indian Workers' Resource Centre to help migrant workersThe Indian Workers' Resource Centre Indian government has set up a resource centre in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) to help migrant workers in the Gulf.
Sep 08, 2017
India's move to scrap bank guarantee for women Domestic workers in Kuwait will harm their rightsThe removal of the bank guarantee recruitment norm has put at risk a large number of Indians working as house maids in Kuwait
Jul 12, 2017
11 migrant workers from India and Bangladesh die in Saudi Arabia house fireEleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities said.
Jul 01, 2017
Thailand govt backtracks on new labour law after thousands of migrant workers leaveThailand's military government said it will delay enforcing new labour regulations after thousands of migrant workers fled home to neighbouring countries
Jun 23, 2017
The Promised Land: Migration from Kerala shows a steady declineThe latest migration survey shows that emigration from the state to West Asia has reached the inflexion point in 2016. The decreasing trend had started in 2011 with many of the traditional centres of emigration experiencing a decline.
Jun 22, 2017
The Promised Land: Migrant workers endure squalid conditions in KeralaWhen the neo-rich out-migrants came home from the Gulf countries and wanted to build new houses, they could not find enough workers to do the job. Since there was a labour shortage in Kerala, builders went to West Bengal and other north eastern states looking for construction workers.
Feb 05, 2017
Jayaben Desai and 'strikers in saris': 40 years later, an exhibition marks iconic Grunwick strikeThe 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike, in which (mostly) East African Asian women picketed for over two years for better pay, work conditions, is the subject of a new exhibition in London