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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
Aug 02, 2016
Saudi Arabia crisis: Sushma Swaraj shows once again why she's a true game-changerSwaraj has shown herself to be an extremely hands-on, proactive minister always ready to address genuine grievances. Just don't tweet her about your malfunctioning refrigerator.
May 07, 2016
Jisha rape and murder: Kerala must stop looking at all migrant workers with suspicionInstead of keeping the migrants under the scanner each time a rape is committed, Kerala’s government and society must find ways to make the state a safer place for women to live in.
Jan 30, 2016
Migrant workers, modern slaves: Rights' groups claim authorities in Hong Kong collude by doing nothingHong Kong's migration rules, whereby housemaids have to find new employment within two weeks of leaving a job, make the situation even more difficult. Domestic worker recruitment is a billion-dollar business, and it's growing as the population ages.
May 21, 2015
Still no reforms for migrant workers' conditions in Qatar, says Amnesty InternationalQatar is failing to deliver on reforms for its migrant workers a year after the wealthy Gulf nation announced plans to improve conditions for low-paid labourers building its highways, hotels, stadiums and skyscrapers, Amnesty International has said.
May 18, 2015
BBC team reporting on migrant workers arrested in QatarA BBC reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari prison after being arrested while trying to meet migrant workers in the nation that will host the 2022 World Cup, the British broadcaster said on Monday.