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UN human rights chief speaks on suffering of migrant workers in Maldives

November 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Labour Rights

The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Navi Pillay, during her recent visit to the Maldives, spoke on the plight of the migrant workers in the Maldives, reports Minivan News. Pillay also highlighted the plight of expatriate labourers in the Maldives, who make up a third of the population and in many cases have […]

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Happy New Year to migrant Bengali workers in Maldives

April 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Labour Rights, Tolerance

April 14 is the New Year’s Day marked by Bengalis in Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. It is the New Year’s Day celebrated by all people in Bangladesh, regardless of their religion. Thousands of migrant Bangladeshi workers live in the Maldives. As their New Year falls, their lives are miserable than ever because of […]

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Alarming Reports on Human Trafficking in Maldives

August 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Labour Rights

Minivan News has published a heart-breaking report on human trafficking in the Maldives, especially exploitation of Bangladeshi migrant workers.  The report, based on an interview with former Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the Maldives Professor Selina Muhsin, says profit earned from human trafficking in the Maldives rivals fishing as the second largest industry in the Maldives. […]

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Guaranteeing Rights of Workers in the Maldives

May 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Labour Rights

The lack of a Labour Law and poor enforcement of existing labour regulations have made working environments unsuitable for workers in the Maldives who face problems of unfair dismissal, inadequate wages and long working hours. The Bill on Employment passed by the Parliament on 23 April 2008 will provide some safeguards to workers in the […]

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