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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Millions of migrant Gulf workers forced to pay for right to work: report | Reuters

Millions of migrant Gulf workers forced to pay for right to work: report | Reuters:

"South Asian migrants powering the construction boom in oil-rich Gulf countries are often illegally made to pay for their own recruitment, adding to hardships of poor working conditions and wages, according to an investigation released on Tuesday. Millions of migrants seeking a way out of poverty by working in Gulf nations from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates must routinely pay fees that can equal a year's salary, U.S. researchers said in a report. "Recruitment is not free," said David Segall, of New York University's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, who co-authored the report. "Somebody does have to bear these costs, but that of course should be the employing company.""



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