Workers wash freshly harvested bananas on a banana plantation near Parrita, Costa Rica.
AP Photo/Kent Gilbert
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
There is no transparency in how the Australian Border Force operates when it comes to deporting illegal migrant workers.
Australia needs to empower migrant workers to report abuse, and more effectively punish employers that do the wrong thing.
Trade occupations are under the spotlight in the debate on 457 visa workers.
The way we classify skills shortages is broken.
Workers process tuna at the Thon des Mascareignes factory in Port Louis, Mauritius.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
Australia takes in about half of all working holidaymakers who enter OECD countries.
Unscrupulous employers who exploit migrant labour are posing a large threat to the continued contribution that immigrant workers make to the agricultural industry, a new report reveals.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash recognises the disadvantages faced by temporary migrant workers.
The taskforce must redesign Australia’s rather chaotic and unfair temporary labour migration program.
Members of the South Sudanese community in the ACT reported facing racism in the job seeking process.
South Sudanese living in the ACT are facing racism when job seeking and can't get employment in roles for which they have professional qualifications.
The history of how the British fell out of love with seasonal farm work.
The response of the US Knights of Labor to mass immigration, 100 years ago, can help British Labour to resolve its immigration problem today.
Egyptian refugees fleeing Libya with the help of the US Air Force.
US Department of Defence
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
Migrant workers don’t come for the welfare.
The British PM thinks he has a deal to avert a Brexit? The rest of the union has far more pressing problems to think about.
Australians are already helping to build the ‘great mall of China’.
An Tu China Out/AAP
Most Australian exporters support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, but it shouldn't adversely affect labour standards.
Thanks to Four Corners we now see the human face of migrant workers.
Australia's current interest in the work temporary migrants do is laudable but needs to extend to other important issues of this million-strong community.
Cafe workers are among many that stand to lose Sunday penalty rates.
Sunday penalty rates will go under Productivity Commission recommendations, but overall our workplace system was basically operating well, it found.
Immigrant workers who overstay their visas are easily exploited by unscrupulous employers.
Without workplace reform, Australia is at risk of a US-style migrant worker problem.
British factories are cutting corners.
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