Expatriates and locals faced similar risks and hazards but for different pay.
In the Copperbelt the category of ‘expatriate’ recreated a dual wage structure that still persists.
The newly-announced regulation for recruiting and contracting migrant fishers has legal complexities that might harm future attempts to protect these workers.
Australia’s minister for foreign affairs, Penny Wong, discussed Pacific affairs with her New Zealand counterpart, Nanaia Mahuta, in Wellington, June 16.
Pacific nations are increasingly setting their own agendas, meaning Australia and New Zealand are having to learn to listen.
Whoever wins on May 21, protecting Pacific workers in Australia must be a policy priority, as temporary migration will continue to rise post-pandemic.
Exploitation flourishes because regulators do not routinely detect or punish labour law noncompliance.
Schools helped connect immigrant children to grandparents and families overseas.
A study of 25 heritage language schools in Edmonton shows how schools met the needs of migrant and front-line workers, resisted racism and built community for immigrants.
Migrant men work in the strawberry fields.
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Undocumented migrant workers use Photovoice to share their experience working and living in Greece.
Defining skill shortage by lists of occupations is inﬂexible for a rapidly changing labour market. Australia needs a different approach to organise its temporary skilled migration programs.
Mexican and Guatemalan workers pick strawberries at the Faucher strawberry farm in Pont Rouge Que.
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Why did migrant agricultural workers suffer so greatly when the government had supposedly taken such care to ensure their safety?
Tying migrant workers to one employer as a visa condition stymies their capacity to act in the face of poor conditions.
Australia’s Fair Work Commission has struck out a legal loophole allowing employers to pay farm workers exploitative piecemeal rates.
The migrant worker crisis was a disaster waiting to happen.
India had the legal ability to classify migrant workers as internally displaced and offer them protection, but instead they were marooned and left to the mercy of fate.
With the pandemic, pathways to permanent residence have been disrupted.
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The system turns employers into immigration enforcement officers and generates a population of people without status who live and work in Canada without a clear path to security of presence or livelihood.
Deserted: a highway in Dubai during lockdown in 2020.
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A transcript of episode 7 of The Conversation Weekly pocast, including an extra from Don’t Call Me Resilient on the treatment of migrant workers in Canada.
The health and well-being of temporary foreign workers in the seafood industry in Atlantic Canada are disregarded in favour of business and economic concerns.
Debates about public safety and temporary foreign workers continue without input from those whose health is most affected. Migrant workers themselves are largely invisible amid discussions about risk.
COVID-19 has laid bare how migrant workers in Canada are treated.
For much of its history Canada has encouraged people to come and work in this country. However, racialized migrant workers often face an immigration system designed to leave them powerless.
Temporary migrant workers in Canada are facing COVID-19 while dealing with an immigration system that leaves them vulnerable.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought further suffering to migrant workers in Canada already experiencing the abuses of discriminatory immigration policies and poor working conditions.
Seafood processing workers in Thailand.
Many have looked to Asia for lessons on successful pandemic management. However, recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Thailand and nearby countries also offer warnings about what not to do.
A woman takes part in a protest in Montreal, Jan. 30, 2021, to demand status for all workers and to demand dignity for all non status migrants as full human beings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.
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How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 4 transcript
Pandemic border restrictions are keeping seasonal crop pickers from the Pacific out of New Zealand. Would adapting the quarantine system help?