Every year, some 10,000 low-paid migrant labourers return home to southeast Asia from the Gulf in body bags. Half of these deaths are unexplained, and with no labour laws in place — nor any will from home nations to investigate — the cycle of exploitation continues unabated. These figures are estimates published in a report from the NGO FairSquare. As summer begins, more and more of these vulnerable workers are succumbing to heat-related illnesses. For more, we speak to Nicholas McGeehan, Director of FairSquare Research and Projects.
16 Oct 2021
After a series of protests at the groceries delivery service, Gorillas workers claim working conditions have only gotten worse. But the company is sending a clear message to dissatisfied workers — strikers will be fired.
13 Oct 2021
Flower Farm, nestled in the countryside of southern England, faces turmoil this winter as it contends with worker shortages that will leave it struggling to meet its Turkey orders this Christmas.
8 Sep 2021
UK PM Johnson's tax on workers 'unfair', says opposition
3 Jul 2021
The number of registered sex workers in Germany fell by 38% last year due to the pandemic, with many likely pushed to go underground. COVID-related shutdowns have hampered both services and registration.
25 Apr 2021
The case comes just a day after New Zealand and Australia announced quarantine-free trans-Tasman travel.
15 Mar 2021
Workers protest across Northern Nigeria over plan to move minimum wage to the concurrent list
6 Mar 2021
Afghan media worker Sadia Sadat is buried in Jalalabad after three women working at a TV station were gunned down in two separate attacks Tuesday, in the latest brazen targeted killing in the war-torn country. The 18-year-old had been working for the TV station for one year to help earn extra money to support her family, according to a cousin.
Niger Govt. sacks 80 civil servants for fraud, Lagos State pledges 20 cars to outstanding teachers and more
10 Sep 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday.
Abba Kyari buried in Abuja after dying of COVID-19, Deaths linked to the coronavirus now over 150,000 globally
18 Apr 2020
Here is why you should pick a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Sunday.