Home | | Indian Victims | | Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers
Recession fails to dent flow of remittance into Kerala banks PDF Print E-mail
Migrant Workers

Thiruvananthapuram: Recession is a good time for banks in Kerala as the flow of remittance is increasing. While the number of emigrants from Kerala rose by 19% to 21.9 lakh during 2003-08, remittance rose by 135% (Rs43,300 crore), according to a study by the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

Read more...
 
Tamil Nadu migrants lead in exiting UAE PDF Print E-mail
Migrant Workers

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has earned the dubious distinction of having the most of number of illegal emigrants in the UAE, who desperately apply for an emergency certificate to return to their homeland. An emergency certificate is a one-way travel document issued to Indian nationals abroad who do not have valid documents, including a passport.

According to statistics from the Indian Consulate in Dubai, over the past seven months, there has been a three-fold increase in the number of emergency certificate applicants from Tamil Nadu, as compared to the whole of 2008. Most of them are those whose travel documents were not in order and worked in sectors that were hit by the economic slowdown.

Read more...
 
Saudi Arabian Shura Council Passes Domestic Worker Protections PDF Print E-mail
Migrant Workers
Saudi Arabia's Shura Council passed a bill on July 8, 2009, to improve legal protections for the estimated 1.5 million domestic workers in the country, but the measure still falls short of international standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The bill goes from the Shura Council, an appointed consultative body, to the cabinet, which can make further changes before it is enacted into law.

The bill, under consideration for several years, would require employers to give domestic workers at least nine hours of rest every day, suitable accommodation, and rest breaks. However, the bill contains vague provisions that would leave workers open to abuse, including the duty to obey employers' orders and a prohibition against leaving the place of employment without a "legitimate reason."
Read more...
 
Joseph Chacko Arrested for cheating 500 crore from NRIs PDF Print E-mail
Migrant Workers
BANGALORE, Jun 18: Joseph Chacko, a resident of Bangalore, who allegedly cheated about 100 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Rs. 500 crore has been arrested by the city police in Kolkata.  Chacko and three others were accused of luring NRIs from Bahrain and United Arab Emirates to make investments for construction of Crown Plaza International Hotel and Resorts. This resort was supposed to come up in Hennur. The investors were not only promised a seven-day stay in the hotel but also some share in the earnings for rooms and for resort.
Read more...
 
HRW Charges Abuse of Workers in Abu Dhabi PDF Print E-mail
Migrant Workers
Migrant workers building a $27-billion "Island of Happiness" in the United Arab Emirates are being abused and exploited, a human rights watchdog revealed on Tuesday. More than 2,000 workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other South Asian countries have been building Saadiyat Island's infrastructure since Abu Dhabi formed the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) to oversee the project in 2005."We are very concerned about the working conditions on the island," Jean-Marie Fardeau, director of the Paris office of Human Rights Watch (HRW), told The Media Line.
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 4 of 64

Join NCHRO Web community

ONLY Registered users can submit a violation of human rights or an article to be published at this web site.
Log in
And in other news
Home | | Indian Victims | | Migrant Workers