publication . Report . 2014

Arab Gulf States : recruitment of Asian workers

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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Italy
GLMM - Gulf Labour Markets and Migration This paper addresses a neglected area in studies of migrant labor in the Gulf States showing that exploitation of migrant workers occurs before deployment. Evidence from interviews conducted in the five major labour sending countries to Qatar (Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India) suggests that the recruitment procedures and corrupt practices by recruitment agencies and employing company personnel in the receiving country place unskilled workers in a highly vulnerable position prior to departure from their home countries. As a consequence of practices such as deception, false promises, substitute contracts...
free text keywords: Foreign labour, Human Rights, Labour market, Labour rights, Laws & regulations, Low-skilled labour, Qatar, Recruitment, Trafficking, Unskilled labour, Visas & fees
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