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. A sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a consequence of Brexit could push up wages and cause a spike in inflation in the short term, according to the governor of the Bank of England. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....4% real-terms cut in the value of pay packets once inflation is taken into account. The Bank’s governor, Mark Carney, has suggested a sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a consequence of Brexit could push up wages and cause a spike in inflation in the short term. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A swath of UK industry would find it “near impossible” to recruit non-skilled workers from Europe post-Brexit if proposals recently outlined in a draft government document were enacted, according to the IPPR thinktank. According to the Home Office document, leaked earlier this month, rules that apply to non-EU migrant workers could be extended to their EU counterparts when determining who has access to the UK jobs market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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New Brexit rules ‘could lead to unskilled workforce crisis’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 07:29:24 PM
....A swath of UK industry would find it “near impossible” to recruit non-skilled workers from Europe post-Brexit if proposals recently outlined in a draft government document were enacted, according to the IPPR thinktank. According to the Home Office document, leaked earlier this month, rules that apply to non-EU migrant workers could be extended to their EU counterparts when determining who has access to the UK jobs market. ...
Cadbury staff get sweet relief from inflation with new pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 04:08:44 PM
....4% real-terms cut in the value of pay packets once inflation is taken into account. The Bank’s governor, Mark Carney, has suggested a sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a consequence of Brexit could push up wages and cause a spike in inflation in the short term. ...
Fall in migration after Brexit could push up inflation, says Carney image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 03:36:20 PM
. A sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a consequence of Brexit could push up wages and cause a spike in inflation in the short term, according to the governor of the Bank of England. ...
College cleaners defeated outsourcing. They’ve shown it can be done | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... She won’t be the last. Cleaners at the LSE have just won the same battle, and across London migrant workers are gearing up for similar fights for higher pay and greater dignity. ...
Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....The studies seen by Cable showed that migrants rarely supplanted UK-born workers, and went instead into expanding industries where UK-born workers were in short supply. A report by the Resolution Foundation thinktank was among those to reject a causal link between the arrival of migrant workers and the unemployment of UK-born workers. ...
Leaked immigration plans ‘catastrophic’ for industry, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:16:38 AM
....Industry sectors lined up to voice concern over the leaked proposals. “If this does represent the government’s thinking it shows a deep lack of understanding of the vital contribution that EU migrant workers make – at all skill levels – across the food chain,” said Ian Wright, the director general of the Food and Drink Federation. ...
Bank of England policymaker urges interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 08:05:11 AM
....Saunders said the UK economy was able to withstand the impact of higher credit costs after a steep fall in unemployment that paved the way for an increase in wages and higher prices in shops. In a speech to business leaders in Cardiff, Saunders said he recognised that Brexit uncertainties weighed on consumer and business confidence, but warned that the decreasing number of migrant workers, which was already affecting some industries, would add to the pressure to raise wages. ...
Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 08:25:51 PM
.... Industry experts, including Ian Wright of the Food and Drink Federation, estimate we will need somewhere in the region of 500,000 worker permits a year if we are to keep our current food production active. However, there is evidence that increasing suspicion of xenophobia in the UK, encouraged by the toxic rhetoric in support of Brexit, is dissuading migrant workers from coming here. ...
UK 'sleepwalking' into food insecurity after Brexit, academics say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:01:34 PM
....”. The report highlights the threat to agriculture and the wider food industry from uncertainty about migrant workers, noting that a third of the workforce in food manufacturing, the largest single UK manufacturing sector, comes from overseas. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....The Taylor report also said the government should endorse certain electronic payment platforms to encourage the move to a cashless economy. It suggested that use of approved methods could be made a condition of migrant workers’ visas, to prevent them from taking cash payments for jobs. ...
In other circumstances, we’d raise rates. But with Brexit looming, how can we? image
.... This means that many of the firms and individuals who have borrowed large sums and are so broke they struggle to pay the interest on their loans would be exposed. Next on the list is the exodus of migrant workers as they return to their home nations across the Channel. ...
Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
.... It lay buried through most of the referendum campaign – but if not skilfully defused, it could go off with devastating consequences for our food system. Consider these little-discussed facts: that food and drink is the UK’s largest remaining manufacturing sector – it’s bigger than the car and aerospace industries combined, and contributes over £28bn a year to the economy; that Europe is its most significant export market; that across the whole chain including farming, food accounts for over 13% of national employment; that 55% of all UK farm income is derived from European subsidies; that since we only produce just over half of what we eat, we depend on European imports for a quarter of our consumption; and that the sector has become so dependent on European migrant workers that without them it could collapse, as British strawberry growers have just warned. ...
UK workers are cheated out of at least £1.5bn a year in holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:07:12 PM
....Antonio Amato worked as a chef in the kitchen at the east London restaurant and told us arrears of his wages reached £800. Staff, who are nearly all young migrant workers, said the shortfall followed a pattern. ...
Bristol housing charity tops list of UK’s most-prosecuted landlords image
.... A local councillor branded the property “illegal and unsafe”. Rasul charged 18 tenants – who were mainly migrant workers understood to be mostly employed in West End hotels – an average of £800 a month for the rooms in the Georgian grade II-listed property next door to the Dutch embassy, bringing in more than £14,000 a month. ...
'Lonely life' in Indonesian village where mothers work abroad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:04:16 PM
....Millions of Indonesian women have left their families behind to work abroad. The East Lombok district exports the most people and is a migrant worker hotspot. ...
‘We will be forced to close’: Polish and Czech food stores post-Brexit image
....Dinesh Patel, whose family-run company Patson Ltd started as a traditional convenience store in 1979, is more optimistic. After spotting the influx of migrant workers to the UK in 2004, the Bradford-based business started importing food from eastern Europe. ...
Global productivity slowdown risks creating instability, warns IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:56:41 PM
....”. The IMF chief urged countries that had received large numbers of refugees to integrate immigrant workers and help create a “younger and more dynamic workforce, with growth and productivity dividends”. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... One of them is investment in a phenomenon that will dominate all discussion of jobs and pay in the years to come: automation. Thinktank the Resolution Foundation says sectors that are heavily reliant on lower-paid migrant workers, such as agriculture, construction and food manufacturing, could invest more in machinery and robotics to fill the employment gap. ...
UK households most downbeat about finances since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:35:41 PM
....The report also found that some workers from the EU are leaving the UK because the sharp fall in sterling had eroded the value of earnings they send home. “However, there were more reports of difficulties recruiting new EU migrant workers, due to a shrinking pool of candidates. ...
Downplaying Brexit to overseas investors won't help UK housing crisis | Dawn Foster image
.... It’s difficult to blame EU nationals inclined to leave: the atmosphere post-referendum has been virulently xenophobic, with those people demanding the deportation of millions of migrants never considering the effect such an exodus will have. It is broadly accepted that without migrant workers, the NHS will collapse; the social care system too; but without the expertise many Europeans bring, we simply can’t build enough homes to live in either. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... In my experience, the unwelcome atmosphere is turning people away and we do not train or encourage people into this industry. We need migrant workers. ...
Pret a Manger: just one in 50 job applicants are British, says HR boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:36:24 PM
....“We are entirely accepting that the number of EU nationals will go down over time. We would love to increase the number of British nationals and we are excited about this,” she said, adding that one of her concerns was that the government was not doing enough to focus on solutions post-Brexit for low-skilled immigrant workers. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
.... . For example, students work on projects that serve the elderly, reach out to migrant workers and read to latch-key children in day-care centres. ...
Spring budget 2017: drop in government borrowing predicted image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:01:13 AM
....The Resolution Foundation said the pressure on consumers raised the impetus for Hammond to look for ways to reduce the UK’s reliance on debt-fuelled household spending. It urges him to make it easier for firms to invest and to give them more reassurances about access to migrant workers after Brexit. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
....”. Díaz says tension between locals and migrant workers , predominantly from North and Sub-Saharan Africa and eastern Europe – is not a big problem, as many of the foreign workers have proper contracts and return to the same farms year after year. ...
Workers' feelings of powerlessness fuelling anger, says jobs tsar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 05:14:03 PM
.... He is considering suggesting it should become the hiring company’s responsibility to prove a worker is genuinely self-employed. • Making it mandatory for temporary workers to receive written terms and conditions within a week of starting jobs to ensure they do not miss out on rights including paid holiday, something many migrant workers lose out on. ...
Harrods pledges to improve catering staff tips after strike threat image
....Harrods did not confirm that was the case, but said it would be improving the current distribution system, known as a tronc. However the UVW union, which represents around a thousand low-paid migrant workers in the UK, said the store's promise of improvement was too slow. ...
Deadline looms for Indian cash overhaul image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 11:56:17 AM
....Digital payments have boomed in the past seven weeks but India’s rural economy and its vast informal sector – said to employ 80% of Indians and contribute 45% of the country’s GDP – have been suffocated by cash shortages. The Delhi government estimates up to 60% of migrant workers, almost all of them working for cash, have returned home to their villages to ride out the crunch. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
.... The farm sheds they cleared of chickens also produced eggs sold under the Freedom Food brand. The migrant workers were trafficked to the UK from Lithuania by a man whom the Houghtons admitted paying to find workers for their chicken catching business. ...
UK big business to expand workforces in 2017 despite Brexit fears, says CBI image
....But the survey by the CBI, which covers 350 mostly large businesses, revealed that uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the European Union has shaken business confidence in the labour market. Skills shortages were said to be the biggest threat to competitiveness, with over half of those polled concerned about future access to skilled migrant workers. ...
TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:17:56 PM
.... Securing EU citizens’ right to remain would provide much-needed certainty for businesses, working people, their families and local communities. “In addition, the government must hold to account the small number of unethical employers who exploit migrant workers to undercut pay and conditions of employment. ...
Housing worries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:28:11 AM
.... She moved to the capital from the nearby province of Hebei three years ago. Yilin tells me she is in Beijing, like the other seven million migrant workers here, to earn money and improve her life. ...
10 economic consequences of Donald Trump's election win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 01:18:08 PM
....A second, more immediate, threat stems from enacting large tax cuts and boosting public spending in an economy already nearing full employment, which implies accelerating inflation, higher interest rates, or probably some combination of the two. Given the likelihood of additional trade protectionism and measures to remove immigrant workers, the increase in inflation and long-term interest rates could be quite dramatic. ...
In the gig economy, recruitment agencies are the gangmasters | Faiza Shaheen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:08:37 PM
....“Recruitment agency: an organisation that matches employers to employees and vice versa; an intermediary in the labour market” – or so the dictionary tells us. But, given recent findings that agencies are using aggressive tax avoidance schemes at a time when new benefit caps are driving single parents into poverty; that some agencies have conned low-paid temporary workers into buying worthless accident insurance; and, from my own research, that agencies are enabling the undercutting of workers’ rights and wages by pitting migrant workers against local people, it would be truer to life if we described recruitment agencies as arbiters of capitalism and the mass exploitation of workers. ...
Economic frustration has spawned Trump and Brexit, warns UN labour chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 01:00:47 PM
.... That includes expanding unions to represent the growing number of workers in non-standard forms of employment. Ryder also stresses the need for more equal treatment of migrant workers. ...
Brexmas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:00:02 AM
....". With many traders relying on seasonal migrant workers to run their stalls, he says stallholders may stop coming to England in favour of EU countries to avoid paperwork and costs. ...
Extend maternity pay and free childcare says business group CBI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:28:44 AM
....The CBI included several other items on its list of things it would like to see in chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement next month. These included ways to keep the tax and regulation systems competitive, a renewed commitment to infrastructure spending and ensuring UK businesses can continue to employ migrant workers. ...
Reality Check: Do foreign workers take jobs and cut wages? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 04:51:53 PM
.... . The second part of Mrs May's statement was about having wages depressed by immigrant workers, which is a question that Reality Check has looked into before. ...
Small businesses in negative mood for first time in four years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 11:04:00 PM
....But Glyn Shemwell, who runs cleaning business We Clean Any House in Southend, said Brexit was already having a direct and negative impact on his business: "The main concern for us is certainly Brexit. We reply a lot on migrant workers although we don't actively recruit. ...
Foster care workers vote to form first ever trade union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 02:22:25 AM
....". The meeting was organised by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, a small trade union which has previously unionised low paid migrant workers in London. ...

Theresa May reassures 800,000 Poles living in UK over Brexit and condemns 'shameful' post-referendum attacks
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....Earlier in the day Mr Fico urged Mrs May to think of his citizens living in the Britain as she went about negotiating the country’s exit form the EU. Mr Fico told journalists: "For [Britain] the issue of migration is especially the issue of migrant workers from the EU in the UK. ...

Poverty-stricken workers paid just 30p an hour to make Jeremy Corbyn campaign T-shirts
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....". In 2014, T-shirts worn by Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Harriet Harman which celebrated feminism were reported to have been produced by poverty-stricken migrant workers paid just 62p an hour. ...
In a jam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 09:40:51 PM
.... . "Because they're seasonal migrant workers, so they come, work and go home, I'm hoping a scheme will be put in place that will allow that to continue, without which we could have a very unsure future. ...
Hitachi and Canon not doing enough to tackle forced labour, says new report image
....In recent years the sector has faced increasing criticism of its failure to adequately address labour abuses connected to products sold to millions of customers across the world. In 2014, a report by supply chain company Verité concluded that nearly one third of all migrant workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry were trapped in conditions of forced labour. ...
EU must encourage labour mobility, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 09:00:18 AM
. The European Union must drop barriers to immigration to boost growth, according to the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development, in clear opposition to arguments put forward by the leave camp in the EU referendum that the UK would prosper despite restrictions on migrant workers. ...
UK construction firms report fall in orders as output slows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 10:00:52 AM
....”. A vote to leave would hit the construction sector hard, housebuilders have said, exacerbating skill shortages if the flow of migrant workers into Britain dries up. ...
How the town of Corby dusted off the ashes of post-industrial decay image
....Nonetheless, the Corby juggernaut has simply refused to stop rolling along. Where once its numbers were swollen by Scottish steelworkers, it is now welcoming two new groups – suburbanite commuters and migrant workers from the EU. ...
UK job numbers boosted by women delaying retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:34:19 PM
Lowdown on Barclays' 100% mortgage, a new online bank and news on rent rises image
....Rents continue to rise across the UK. Call to make recruiters responsible for housing migrant workers safely. ...
Call to make recruiters responsible for housing migrant workers safely image
. Government anti-slavery bodies have pointed to a “gap” in the law that lets employment agencies who take on migrant workers avoid responsibility for helping them find safe housing. ...
Curry restaurants in crisis as immigration rules keep out chefs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 02:56:13 PM
....But there appears to be significant opposition within the government to relaxing the rules. In a recent letter to his fellow MP Stephen Hammond, the immigration minister James Brokenshire stated: “The restaurant industry, like others, needs to move away from an unsustainable reliance on migrant workers. ...
Natural gas operator’s attempt to withdraw from environmental offsets stalls image
....Styles dismissed concerns that the agreement could allow Inpex to walk away from environmental commitments just five years into a 45-year project. Related: NT migrant worker program to continue despite Ichthys gas project lay-offs. ...
Welcome to Shenzhen, home to the planet's fastest rising house prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 03:59:37 PM
.... In 1979, it was declared China’s first special economic zone and surrounded by an 85-mile long, barbed wire fence. Investment and migrant workers flooded the area and factories and housing were built from scratch. ...
Low-paid workers report sharp rise in ‘wage theft’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of March 2016 07:47:35 PM
....”. Related: ¡Sí se puede! How immigrant workers won fair-wage battle on their terms. ...
David Cameron deserves to come out of the EU referendum with no credit | Polly Toynbee image
....Related: Sorry Boris, this referendum is bigger than you | Rafael Behr. These are mighty issues, beside which the precise size of payment of child benefit to very few children of EU migrant workers is a mean-minded irrelevance to haggle over. ...
Brexit threatens rights to maternity leave and paid holiday, says TUC chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 04:37:40 PM
....”. Referring to the controversy over restricting in-work benefits for EU citizens, she said: “Instead of a debate dominated by the benefits for 84,000 migrant workers, maybe we need a debate dominated by the idea of what action the EU can take to reintroduce the rate for the job across industries and end undercutting. ...
Number of EU workers in Britain now above 2m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 11:49:41 AM
....The figures are likely to put pressure on David Cameron as he battles to restrict the access to some in-work benefits to UK nationals during his negotiations with EU leaders. The Tory party and some economists believe the lure of tax credits and child benefit, which act as a top-up for lower wage jobs, has encouraged a wave of migrant workers into minimum-wage service industry jobs. ...
Abuse of migrant workers is now a top risk for businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 05:00:02 AM
. The illegal and often abusive treatment of migrant workers is one of the most pressing reputational risks for global corporations, according to a report released on Monday. ...
Britain’s future in Europe lies in the hands of the Labour party | Andrew Rawnsley image
....There is also a building clash about how Labour ought to talk about specifics of the Cameron deal. The sharpest tension is over the “emergency brake” on the benefit rights of migrant workers from other EU states. ...
How can we support migrant workers in the #palmoil supply chain? – live chat Weds 17 Feb 10am GMT image
.... According to Pablo Pacheco, principal scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research, the palm oil industry would not be possible without migrant labour. But migrant workers in oil palm plantations are highly vulnerable. ...
Nestlé admits slavery in Thailand while fighting child labour lawsuit in Ivory Coast image
....It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one of the most recognisable household brands, went public with the news it had found forced labour in its supply chains in Thailand and that its customers were buying products tainted with the blood and sweat of poor, unpaid and abused migrant workers. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 09:40:22 AM
....BoE Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday that the Bank had no timetable for raising interest rates and that the level of unemployment at which wages become inflationary could be lower than previously thought. The puzzlingly weak performance in pay has been linked to factors such as the strong flow of migrant workers coming to Britain and employees choosing to work fewer hours. ...
Will India go cashless if mobile payments take off? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:10:00 AM
.... . And that's why most migrant workers send money home in the form of cash via travelling relatives or acquaintances. ...
UK set for worst wage growth since the 1920s, Labour research finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 07:58:53 PM
....Smith said poor wage growth meant that planned cuts to the incomes of working families through universal credit were “indefensible”. Related: Stalling UK wage growth set to revive debate over migrant workers. ...
Meet the nine billion-dollar companies turning a profit from sustainability image
.... Consider Nike, which in 2005 took the dramatic step of publicly disclosing the names and addresses of contract factories producing Nike products – the first company in its industry to do so. More recently, it made this information available on an Interactive Global Manufacturing Map; there, you can click on a factory to view its name, number of workers, percentage of female and migrant workers, and what’s made there. ...
Doha is dead. Hopes for fairer global trade shouldn’t die, too image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of December 2015 07:05:45 AM
....And most recently, a flowering of “plurilateral” deals, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership between the US and Japan, has seen groups of like-minded countries – economic coalitions of the willing – sign up to liberalisation on their own terms. Meanwhile, the nature of contemporary capitalism means the hot political issues are no longer import tariffs or agricultural subsidies but international taxation, financialisation and freedom of movement for migrant workers. ...
The UK's new slavery laws explained: what do they mean for business? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 01:18:49 PM
....The new transparency in supply chains provision in the Modern Slavery Act aims to rout out the slavery lurking in many supply chains. In the past few years investigations into commodities tainted by slavery have included prawns from Thailand, debt bondage and forced labour in the global electronics industry and claims of the trafficking of migrant workers into the Scottish and Irish fishing industries. ...
UK shops urged to look at Italian tomato sourcing over exploitation concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 01:27:20 PM
....Food retailers are being urged to investigate the way they source tinned tomatoes and passata after an investigation found evidence of widespread mistreatment of farm workers in Italy. About 60% of processed tomatoes sold in the UK come from Italy where the Ethical Trading Initiative, a body that brings together companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations to improve conditions at retail suppliers, said it found “massive exploitation” of migrant workers who pick and pack tomatoes. ...
Myer, 7-Eleven and Pizza Hut scandals show many workers don't get a fair go image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 06:22:43 AM
.... Countless others are either in the process of, or have committed to, developing one, among them the United States, Germany and Mexico. The sectors in which migrant workers find employment are often under-regulated, and non-compliance with labour laws is common. ...
How our theatre workshops are empowering migrant women in China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 11:56:30 AM
....When I first arrived in 2003, I started using theatre as a way to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by young migrant women at a migrant woman’s shelter in downtown Beijing. More than 260 million migrant workers have moved into the cities, coming from rural areas of the country to search for jobs in the construction industry, factories and the hotel and service industries. ...
How Unilever was left off George Monbiot’s list of palm oil ‘laggards’ | Chris Elliott image
....Monbiot filed his copy 24 hours beforehand with a series of embedded links, including one to Testing Commitments to Cut Conflict Palm Oil, a Rainforest Action Network report published in May 2015. Related: Palm oil: why do we care more about orangutans than migrant workers?. ...

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