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  1. Exploited Asian workers sweat amid Dubai boom

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Outnumbered While the United Arab Emirates has a resident population of 4,100,000, migrant workers and their families account for 80% Human Rights Watch ... The sprawling, heat-blistered labour camp of Sonapar is a squalid home to some of the half million construction workers whose muscle has transformed Dubai from Gulf backwater to contender for economic ...

  2. Visa aims to ease overcrowding in Australia's big cities

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Sydney and Melbourne. Consistently ranked as being among the world's most desirable places in which to live, Australia's two largest cities take the lion's share of migrants ... to work in less-populated areas. Outback areas of Victoria and New South Wales are crying out for workers, as are sparsely populated states such as South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. ...

  3. Li & Fung bullish on the Delta despite pay rises

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... revenue in the year amounted to HK$124.11 billion, and net profit HK$4.27 billion. Rockowitz said putting more money in migrant workers' pockets was 'a good and right thing' in building up a consumption-driven economy. 'Migrant workers no longer just work and go back to dormitories,' Rockowitz said. 'Factories have to be more humane to workers.' Like ...

  4. Cost of living

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... labour, it had to create a 'trainee system' to legalise these workers. In a report this year, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants put the number of these foreign ... in China. Occasionally, reports of foreign sweatshops employing these migrants give us a glimpse of this Chinese diaspora. But the latest revelation of this hidden world comes from an unexpected ...

  5. Migrants' favourite

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Andrea Pawlyna Vancouver's mild climate, urban liveability and proximity to Asia on Canada's western shore have attracted more than 90,000 Hong Kong immigrants over the past 20 years. Most came in the run-up to Hong Kong's handover in 1997. ...

  6. Laying foundations for new workers

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrea Zavadszky International consultancy and construction company Mace Hong Kong is currently involved in a number of high-profile projects, including Phase 3 of the Hong Kong Science Park and the Jockey Club's New Generation Racecourse development ...

  7. Women say researchers pay scant attention to their problems

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in research. With migrant workers, most of the research is on Filipinos who constitute only half of the migrant workers in Hong Kong,' Alicia Kershaw, director of the foundation, said. 'There ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... grass-roots that includes peasants, migrant workers, urban labourers and the elderly therefore get involved in petitions, protests, judicial processes and the like, to fight for their rights. When ...

  9. Sign in Chinese, a first for NZ, pays tribute to migrant community

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Perhaps it is a sign of Beijing's rising influence. A public street in New Zealand has been given a Chinese name for the first time in the land of the kiwi. The New Zealand Herald reported that a street on the Kapiti coast carries a bili ...

  10. Freed workers due in Beijing after hostage ordeal

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com The 29 Chinese workers freed by Sudanese rebels are expected to arrive in Beijing today. Their employer, the state-owned hydropower engineering and construction company Sinohydro, confirmed they left the Kenyan capital Nairobi yesterday. China's embassy in Nairobi said the workers were in good health when freed on Tuesday. But footage ...




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