World Bank Woos Western Corporations to Profit From Labor of Stranded Syrian Refugees
“It is an obligation of states to not just provide jobs, but to make sure they are good jobs,” said Shawna Bader-Blau, executive director of the AFL-CIO-allied Solidarity Center. “The global garment industry does not have a good track record, especially in special economic zones. And the Jordanian government has no good track record to ensure that rights at work are protected, that dormitories have decent conditions for workers. I'd say that any temporary job program for migrants, either refugees from war or other migrants, is susceptible to exploitation absent guaranteed rights to freely form a union and collectively bargain and actively practice those rights.”
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