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Archive for August, 2007

Monday
Aug 6,2007

Dubai

They still wake before dawn in desert dormitories that pack a dozen men or more to a room. They still pour concrete and tie steel rods in temperatures that top 110 degrees. They still spend years away from families in India and Pakistan to earn about $1 an hour. They remain bonded to employers under terms that critics liken to indentured servitude.

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Sunday
Aug 5,2007

Recruiting agencies in Bangladesh send around Taka 40 billion ($610 million) every year through illegal channels to the Gulf region and Southeast Asia, where millions of its workers are employed, in the absence of an authorised business mechanism.

And until this is recognised and dealt with, the entire corrupt and unjust process of the hire of labour will continue including the crippling costs imposed on aspiring migrants.
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