Human Rights Watch

HRW: Bangladesh Government Fails to Keep Workers Safe

Bangladesh garment workers often risk their health and their lives at unsafe factories, and when they seek to form unions to address workplace problems, “factory managers continue to use threats, violent attacks and involuntary dismissals in efforts to stop unions from being registered,” according to a Human Rights Watch report released today. “I was beaten… [READ MORE]

Forced Labor: Panel Spotlights Migrant Worker Plight in Mideast

Migrant workers to the Arabian Gulf states are rarely covered by labor law and generally denied the ability to exercise fundamental human rights, including freedom of association, which makes them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, said panelists at a standing-room-only Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday. Migrant workers to countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar endure… [READ MORE]