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The Union of Bus Industry Workers (UBIW) is concerned about a new reform that might endanger the jobs of many of its workers. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced that a magnetic card is being considered for introduction in the near future to replace the conventional bus ticket. (...)

National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers started a nationwide strike to force the company to pay $86 million worth of outstanding salaries and wages that the NRZ owes to its nearly 7,000 workers of which 2,349 were former workers retrenched in 2015 on three months’ notice. In reaction, the (...)

Qatar has denied many immigrant workers from India, Nepal and Bangladesh the ability to return home, despite a new law that was approved in December 2016 with the aim of improving labour rights. The new law was supposed to make it easier to change employment or leave the Gulf state than under (...)

24 Indian workers from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha, recruited through a job agency and hired by the Amal al-Muqauril company in Riyadh, denounced being victims of torture in the firm for not even having access to food or water for 10 days. The workers got their visas (...)

On 15 April 2017, Moises Sanchez, a trade union leader for STAS, representing workers of melon plantations in Honduras, was kidnapped, beaten and threatened with death if he continued the union work. Sanchez has been demanding improvement of labour conditions for workers employed by Fyffes, a (...)

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