Archive for November, 2012

Worked to death

November 30, 2012

 

The deaths of thousands of migrant workers in recent years bring Malaysia’s safety standards into question.

Worked to death – 101 East – Al Jazeera English

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US: Global Workers joins Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and others to implement new Jornaleros-SAFE project

November 14, 2012

Global Workers is proud to announce a new joint project investigating recruitment abuses of H-2A agricultural guestworkers in Mexico. Catholic Relief Services (CRS)-Mexico established the project–Jornaleros-SAFE —and invited us, and three other partners the United Farm Workers (UFW)Human Mobility Commission of the Mexican Catholic Church (DPMH) , and Independent Center for Farmworkers (CITA) to join them as implementing partners. Over the next three years, the project will document recruitment abuses of migrant workers that enter the U.S. through the H-2A agricultural guestworker program, with the goal of changing the public policy of the Mexican and U.S. governments, so that human and labor rights of these workers will be respected in the future. Between the four partner organizations we are working with 10 organizations in 7 Mexican states. Each local organization is working in their communities and interviewing migrant workers who have, are currently or will be going to participate in the H2A guest worker program in the US. Three of our Defenders are part of this project: Frente indígena de organizaciones binacionales (FIOB)Centro de Derechos Humanos Ñu’u Ji Kandií A.C., and Centro Regional de Defensa de DDHH Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, A.C.

Global Workers joins Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and others to implement new Jornaleros-SAFE project | Global Workers Justice Alliance

B.C. Unions fight plan to import China miners

November 8, 2012

Two labour unions want a federal court to overturn temporary work permits issued to Chinese workers at a coal mine in northern British Columbia, arguing that there are unemployed Canadians who could fill the jobs.

Unions fight plan to import China miners

Migrant Workers Alliance for Change responds to new immigration levels and mix numbers announcement

November 8, 2012

The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change | Migrant Workers Alliance for Change responds to new immigration levels and mix numbers announcement

Report: African torture victims held under devastating conditions in Israel

November 8, 2012

A report released Monday by the Hotline for Migrant Workers and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel shows that the conditions under which tortured African migrants are being held could prove devastating. “They are being held without treatment, without appropriate services and while ignoring studies showing that lengthy incarceration can have a particularly destructive effect on survivors of slavery and torture,”…

Report: African torture victims held under devastating conditions in Israel Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper