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Labor Minister launches hotline for abused domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 910 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Domestic workers in Lebanon now have a hotline to call in case their employers violate any of their rights, Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi announced Friday.

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Migrant Workers in Lebanon Push for Union

Posted by jaypee 1025 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT, LEBANON - Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon have been pushing to form the first labor union in the Arab world after being subjected to beatings and rape.

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In Lebanon, a new domestic workers trade union fights kafala - Equal Times

Posted by charlon 1039 days ago Lebanon
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When there are disputes between the women and their employers, FENASOL tries to find an amicable solution, to avoid the courts, where they risk deportation,

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Region’s first domestic workers union fights for life

Posted by jaypee 1049 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: At the end of last week, on an otherwise insignificant Sunday, something momentous happened: Lebanon became home to the region’s first domestic workers union.

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Illegal adoption agency charged with child trafficking

Posted by jaypee 1051 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: An illegal child adoption agency which allegedly worked to convince migrant domestic workers to give up newborns in return for facilitating travel back home has been accused of child trafficking and forging birth certificates. Zeina Abdullah, the owner of a migrant domestic worker recruitment agency, and two licensed Lebanese doctors were accused three weeks ago of child traffick

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Lebanon Labor Ministry rejects maids union proposal

Posted by jaypee 1053 days ago Lebanon
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Lebanon’s Labor Ministry flatly rejected Monday a proposal calling for the creation of a union for migrant domestic workers.

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Employers must bear cost of foreign workers: Azzi

Posted by jaypee 1069 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Lebanese employers must bear the expenses of hiring foreign workers and provide them with a work permit and insurance, Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi said in a statement issued Friday. According to the law, the annual fee to issue or renew a work permit for foreigners ranges from LL240,000 to LL1,800,000, depending on the category, of which there are four. Other fees include those for

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Labor unions mull syndicate that includes migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 1075 days ago Lebanon
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BEIRUT: Migrant domestic workers may become part of new trade union, the first of its kind in the Arab world, that plans to help break down the controversial “kafala” system. The head of the National Federation of Labor Unions Carlos Abdullah told The Daily Star that the group submitted a proposal to the Labor Ministry to create a new syndicate for laborers that includes migrant

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